Arsenal will seek out a new striker following an injury to Olivier Giroud…
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Arsenal will enter the market for a new striker before the transfer window slams shut next week, after first-choice front man Oliver Giroud was ruled out until the start of next year.
Reports in the Daily Mirror confirmed that Giroud’s ankle damage is worst that first feared, and the injury sustained against Everton means that he is unlikely to return until 2015.
While Gunners manager Arsene Wenger has attempted to squash rumours that he will move for a replacement striker before the window closes, it’s difficult to imagine that he will settle for a strike-force of Alexis Sanchez, Yaya Sanogo, Lukas Podolski and Joel Campbell until January.
The Mirror links Wenger with a move for Manchester United outcast Danny Welbeck, who has seemingly been told that he is free to leave Old Trafford, with the England international not in manager Louis van Gaal’s plans.
Daily Mail reports believe that Arsenal could move for either Welbeck or Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy, who came close to a move to Liverpool earlier this summer before failing a medical. Both would likely be available in cut-price deals, with the latter boasting an £8.5m buyout clause for teams in Europe.
Meanwhile, press in France believe that Wenger and co have set their sights much higher. They are linking the Gunners with a move for either PSG’s Edinson Cavani or AS Monaco’s Radamel Falcao. The North London club can afford a marquee signing, and it remains to be see whether they will risk going big on another player this summer.