If they weren’t already, Arsenal will be on the lookout for a striker during the final week of the summer transfer period.
According to the Daily Mail's Sami Mokbel, the ankle injury sustained by Olivier Giroud at Everton last weekend could prove serious enough to rule the 27-year-old out of action for up to three months—a stretch including 11 Premier League matches and five Champions League group stage encounters, assuming the Gunners overcome Besiktas on Wednesday.
Already, as Bleacher Report’s James McNicholas wrote on Tuesday, Arsene Wenger may well be forced to do a u-turn on the proposed Lukas Podolski sale. Over the next few days, he may well acquire a new striker, altogether.
Following are six options he’ll surely consider—that is, if he hasn’t been mulling them over for some time already.