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Arsenal Transfers: 5 Strikers Linked with Summer Moves to the Gunners

Mikhail TurnerContributor IIIMay 8, 2013

Arsenal Transfers: 5 Strikers Linked with Summer Moves to the Gunners

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    Arsenal's need for a striker next season is obvious, and the club has been linked to a number of players for the position.

    Any addition would be tough if the Gunners lose out on a Champions League spot, but these strikers have nonetheless been linked to the club.

    They all would provide different options, and prices, for the Gunners, and it would be interesting to see if any join the club. 

    Here are five strikers linked with summer moves to the Gunners.

     

    *Unless otherwise stated, all statistics courtesy of ESPN FC.

Loic Remy

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    According to the Mirror, Loic Remy is interested in a summer move to Arsenal.

    The article states that the French striker is set to leave Championship-bound QPR when the season ends and could be worth only £6 million due to a clause in his contract.

    Remy has had a poor 2012/13 season, despite a decent strike rate of five goals in 12 games since arriving in England.

    The former Marseille forward stated in the past his wish to emulate former Gunner Thierry Henry (via Goal.com). He could achieve that goal at Arsenal.

    Remy has similar traits to the Arsenal legend: pace, power and, when on form, clinical finishing. 

Gonzalo Higuain

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    Arsenal is one of a few clubs linked (per the Daily Mail) with a move for Real Madrid star Gonzalo Higuain. 

    The Argentinian striker has long been linked with moves away from the Bernabeu, and as reported on ESPN FC, that move is set to become a reality this summer.

    Higuain has been extremely productive during his seven years at Madrid and would certainly boost the quality of Arsenal's forward line.

    He's had constant competition for playing time in Spain and, with the likelihood of a more important role in London, he could prove a master signing. 

Stevan Jovetic

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    In terms of forwards being linked to Arsenal, Stevan Jovetic is the most exciting option.

    The Gunners are reportedly in advanced talks with Fiorentina to sign the Montenegrin star and, if true, it would be a great step in the right direction for the club (via Goal.com).

    Jovetic has scored 12 goals and added four assists in 28 Serie A games for the Champions League-chasing club.

    While those numbers don't suggest a prolific goalscorer, Jovetic has all the skills necessary to become that type of player for Arsenal.

    With players such as Santi Cazorla, Mikel Arteta and Jack Wilshere to feed off, Jovetic's own array of skills on and off the ball can be put to great effect.

    He'll be given his fair share of opportunities to finish great chances, and he does have the ability to finish clinically. 

Son Heung-Min

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    Though Tottenham are reportedly favorites, Arsenal have been linked (via the Mirror) with a move for South Korean striker Son Heung-Min.

    The Hamburg striker has scored 11 goals in 31 appearances in the Bundesliga this season and would be a role player should he join the club.

    At 20 years old, his versatility and potential is what would interest the Gunners into making a solid move for him. 

Alessandro Matri

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    According to the Express, Arsenal is interested in signing Alessandro Matri, as well as his teammate Fabio Quagliarella.

    Though he may be entering his prime, the Italian forward is not of the quality necessary to propel Arsenal forward.

    The Juventus forward may be a player in the goal-poacher category, but he has nowhere near the efficiency to provide Arsenal goals when needed.

    Matri has scored nine goals in 30 games in all competitions for Juventus this season. 

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