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Swansea Set to Thwart Arsenal Attempts to Sign Star Striker

Arsenal are looking for a new striker to cover a long term injury sustained by Olivier Giroud.

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Swansea City are to resist Arsenal’s attempts to sign striker Wilfried Bony, the Daily Express reports.

Arsenal are reportedly in the market for a new striker to act as cover for Olivier Giroud, who could be out until the new year with an injury he sustain in the Gunners 2-2 draw against Everton.

Bony is one of the strikers that Arsene Wenger has lined-up to replace Giroud, with QPR’s Loic Remy and Manchester United’s Danny Welbeck also under consideration.

However, Arsenal seem set to fail in their attempts to sign Bony, with Swansea keen to keep hold of their star striker who scored 17 goals last season in his first year at the Liberty Stadium.

Although their had been reports suggesting that Bony was looking to leave Swansea due to the recent arrival of Bafetimbi Gomis, Swans boss Gary Monk has said Bony will remain in South Wales.

“It’s definitely not the case that he’s his replacement,” Monk said about Gomis. “I don’t think it’s about pressure on Bony.

“Through the season we’ll see different things: they’ll play as lone strikers, they’ll play as a pair, use them in different ways.

“It’s not a competition between them but obviously we want them all to push each other and every striker will want to be top scorer.

Swansea have had a great start to the Premier League season and currently sit 2nd in the table after victories over Manchester United and Burnley.

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