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Arsenal Transfer Rumours: Miroslav Klose, Salomon Kalou Tipped to Boost Gunners
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Arsenal will launch late bids to bolster their attacking firepower with the signings of Miroslav Klose and Salomon Kalou, according to reports.

Wayne Veysey of Goal.com suggests the Gunners have representation in Italy ready to grab Klose from Lazio.

"Goal understands that Arsenal contract-fixer Dick Law is in Italy to finalise a deal for veteran German striker Klose," Veysey writes.

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MailOnline Sport reinforces this suggestion, claiming the former Bayern Munich striker will be on his way to England by the end of the transfer window on Jan. 31:

Former Chelsea striker Kalou is also thought to be in the running for an Emirates move, as revealed by Jack Wilson of the Daily Star: "The Lille star, 28, is seen as a low-cost option and he has let it be known he is keen on a return to London. Wenger won't have it all his own way, though. Tottenham and Liverpool are poised to rival the Gunners for his signature."

Both players represent useful signings for Arsene Wenger.

In Klose, he would be getting one of world football's all-time greatest goalscorers, the kind of player who can stick the ball away from anywhere around the box.

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Despite suffering an injury-ravaged season, Klose has managed five goals in 15 Serie A appearances for Lazio, per WhoScored.com.

At 35 years old, he remains a threat when provided with decent service. He takes up smart positions in the opposition's area, is strong in the air and has a knack for being in the right place at the right time.

Indeed, Klose needs just one more World Cup finals goal to join Brazilian legend Ronaldo with a career total of 15, the current record.

He is the only player to have scored at least four goals in three separate World Cup competitions, highlighting a terrific level of consistency.

Kalou has far less international stature, but he does possess proven Premier League pedigree.

The Ivorian never quite managed to fulfill his potential during six years with Chelsea and was often used as a substitute, but he was a regular goalscorer at Stamford Bridge.

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He is able to play an out-and-out striker's role, attacking midfield or on either flank, providing ample support for the likes of Olivier Giroud. Kalou has seven goals in 22 Ligue 1 appearances this season, per WhoScored.com.

As reported by John Cross of the Mirror, Wenger is also set to strengthen Arsenal's midfield numbers with the signing of Kim Kallstrom from Spartak Moscow:

It seems Wenger is calling upon experience at this time in the season, not the potential £37 million deal for 20-year-old Julian Draxler, per ESPN.co.uk.

While many will be disappointed to see a move for the Schalke star fade away, both Klose and Kalou have the ability to significantly aid Arsenal's bid for silverware.

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