Arsenal were always going to be looking at bringing in a striker during the January transfer window, but injuries to Olivier Giroud and Nicklas Bendtner mean that it is now an essential priority.
With only three recognized forwards on their books, and with two of them injured, the Gunners may be forced to spend big in January.
Let's face it: Arsenal and Arsene Wenger are guaranteed to sign a top-class striker over the next two windows, so why not do it in January?
When Wenger is convinced that he is signing the right man, he will back those convictions with cold, hard cash. Just look at his breaking of Arsenal's transfer record when he signed Mesut Ozil for £42.4 million from Real Madrid during the summer transfer window, as per Sky Sports.
The Gunners have been on a hot streak all season, and bringing in the right man in January could move them one step closer to winning their first Premier League title in almost a decade.
Here, Bleacher Report looks at five forwards that Wenger should most definitely run the rule over during the January transfer window.