It is no secret that Arsenal's and Arsene Wenger's transfer priorities lie with bringing in a forward during the January transfer window. The usually frugal Frenchman does not like to splash the cash in January, so a loan deal looks the most likely of possibilities.
Wenger has already implied, to The Telegraph, that they will not rush in and make a major signing during January. He said:
We have not even been out on the transfer market, we have not contacted anybody.
We are just analyzing the situation, being very cautious until we are well informed about Bendtner, and Sanogo as well, because he is back in training now.
We will make a decision after that.
From here it looks as if the 64-year-old wants to keep his major buying until the summer and that he is gauging the fitness of his squad players before dipping his toe in the murky transfer waters.
Le Prof is normally a genius at finding underpriced players. Although, last summer, when he had to, he had no problem splashing the cash and smashing Arsenal's transfer record into the bargain when he signed Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid for £42.4 million.
This winter he badly needs a new striker, even if it has to be a loan deal.
Olivier Giroud and Nicklas Bendtner have both been carrying injuries in recent weeks and Theo Walcott is out for the rest of the season and the World Cup after rupturing his ACL against Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup. That leaves Arsenal with the lone choice of Lukas Podolski for the main striking role.
Here, Bleacher Report looks at five forwards that Wenger should most definitely run the loan rule over during the January transfer window.
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