Arsenal know they have unfinished business from the summer transfer window.
The Gunners strove to bring in a new forward but were ultimately unsuccessful. Since the window slammed shut, Arsene Wenger has been forced to rely on Nicklas Bendtner as the alternative to Olivier Giroud.
It's a situation that requires remedying—not least because Bendtner is still desperate to leave the club.
Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis is acutely aware of the need to recruit a new forward. According to Sky Sports, Gazidis told L'Equipe newspaper:
We will see where Arsenal will be in January and whether or not the club will invest in another forward.
Olivier Giroud won't be able to go on all alone until the end of the season. We need to buy.
The right signing in January could lift Arsenal to the next level, and transform them from top-four contenders to legitimate title challengers.
Go to the next slide to discover five players—four of them strikers—who could help push Arsenal over the line.