January Transfer Window: 4 Possible Answers to Arsenal's Striker Problems

Thomas Atzenhoffer@socceratzCorrespondent IIDecember 27, 2012

January Transfer Window: 4 Possible Answers to Arsenal's Striker Problems

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    Arsenal have managed to score a load of goals on a handful of occasions this season. However, the majority of the time they are relying on their midfielders to produce goals with the front line failing to produce when called upon.

    This January the Gunners are going to have to make a few moves to find a way of changing up their attack in order to get it producing regular goals from the front again.

    Here are four players that could help to facilitate a chance for Arsene Wenger in the coming second half of the season if the club decide to splash some of the over flow cash from their coffers.


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    The Manchester United winger continues to be linked with a move to the Emirates, according to the Guardian.

    While Nani is not a striker himself, his ability to provide quality services to the attackers up front could be crucial in helping Arsene Wenger to finally reach some answers to their current problems.

    He has failed to be a reliable player at Manchester United this season, but perhaps a change of scenery could be just what is necessary to see Nani get back to his best.

Fernando Llorente

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    A unique answer could be in the adept skills of Athletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente. The talented Spanish striker has all the skills both in the air and at his feet that a forward needs to be successful in England.

    TalkSPORT remains his largest link to Arsenal as of late, and the 27-year-old could be a big January present for Arsene Wenger to utilize if brought in.

Wilfried Zaha

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    Crystal Palace youngster and England international Wilfried Zaha could solve potentially two issues for Arsenal in the long run.

    With the ability to play both as a winger and a striker, not only could the youngster provide cover to the front line, he also would be able to share the load of a departed Theo Walcott with fellow English youngster Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

    The Mirror recently linked the Championship player to Arsenal for an opening bid of £8 million, but that is not expected to be near enough to pry him away from the Eagles in January.

Demba Ba

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    Newcastle striker Demba Ba could be a major pickup for the Gunners as the talented Senegalese forward looks to be heading out of his northern club in the coming transfer window.

    His release clause is still listed to be only around £7 million and according to his comments (via ESPN) the Gunners are just one of several clubs he would be more than will to set up shop for.

    Ba's dynamic skill set could see him be an ever present threat on the front line that Olivier Giroud has yet to prove he is set to be.