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Liverpool’s decision to bring Mario Balotelli to Anfield has all but closed the door on Wilfried Bony’s rumoured switch to Anfield, via Anthony Chapman of the Daily Express.
However, could another Premier League heavyweight be set to make a move for the proven EPL goalscorer?
Arsene Wenger has revealed that Olivier Giroud will be out until December following a leg operation, and the Gunners find themselves in dire need of a forward. Yaya Sanogo remains an option, but he has struggled to convince, while Lukas Podolski has long appeared to be heading towards the exit door at the Emirates Stadium.
Could, therefore, Wenger be set to turn to Bony?
The striker has scored 47 goals in his last two seasons, both in the Eredivisie and in the Premier League, and he would surely jump at the chance to move to north London.
Incidentally, jump is something the forward does well. According to WhoScored, he won 105 headers last season and his lethal, physical forward play would complement the Gunners’ array of talented playmakers.
Swansea City, who have already recruited Bafetimbi Gomis, ought to be well covered for goals should a loan deal with a hefty buy-on clause come along on deadline day.