Arsenal: One More Striker

Benjamin RogersAnalyst IAugust 22, 2009

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 22:  Abou Diaby of Arsenal celebrates his goal with teammate Eduardo during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Portsmouth at the Emirates Stadium on August 22, 2009 in London, England.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Well who would of seen this coming, Arsenal Winning two games, scoring ten goals and more importantly only one goal coming from a striker.

After the 6-1 opening day destruction of Everton, Arsenal carried on scoring in the second win of the season at home to Portsmouth.

The final score was 4-1 to the Arsenal side and the gunners carried on the trend and scored another hat full of goals to please the Emirates Faithul.

Two goals in his 100th  appearance for Diaby, one for William Gallas and the fourth from the young Welsh star Aaron Ramsey wrapped up yet another comfortable win.

Even With Cesc Fabregas out for the Manchester United game the fans should still be confident of going to Old Trafford and coming away with three points.

Yet there is one thing that stands out from the past two games, only one goal has come from a striker.

With Eduardo the only striker to score for Arsenal so far this season, it raises some questions and answers, good and bad.

The good answers are, Arsenals midfield is proving to be stronger then people predicted and the defence is standing stronger when it comes to aerial balls.

But a new question is put to Arsenal and that is do they need another striker?

Not scoring goals isn't a problem for the Gunners but would it be helpful to add another option in the strikers position?

Arsenal had looked to the Boudoux striker Chamakh in way of giving Arsenal a bit more fire power but with Boudoux over pricing the hot shot, Arsene Wenger backed out of the chance to sign him.

If Arsenal are to purchase another striker who could it be, here are a couple of my options.

1. Name: Luis Fabiano, Current club: Sevilla, Age:28, Career goals 115, Apps: 234.

In my opinion he would be a fox in the box and could be a rock for Arsenal in hard times. He has a brilliant goal to game ratio and could be the answer to some striking problems. The only snag could come in the way of his price tag as it may cost the Gunners £15m to £20m to land the Brazilian star.

2. Name: Gonzalo Higuain, Current club: Real Madrid, Age: 21, Career goals: 47, Apps: 110.

Madrid are keen to keep the young star but with new strikers in the form of Ronaldo and Benzema could the striker himself leave Madrid in the hunt for more first team starts. Again he wouldn't be cheap and would probably set the Red Army back around £10m to £15m.

3. Name: Bojan Krkic, Current club: Barcelona, Age: 18, Goals: 22, Apps 76.

It maybe an unproved buy but the future of this kid is a bright one. He is quick and is slowly getting into the Barce first team. He would be the right price for the Gunners as he would only cost around £10m.

4. Alexandre Pato, Current club: AC Milan, Age: 19, Goals: 32, Apps: 65.

He would probably be the hardest player for Arsenal to sign as Milan have turned down bids for the player and have said he isn't going anywhere. However for the right price he maybe tempted away from the San Sero.

5. Name: Luis Alberto Suarez, Current Club: Ajax, Age: 22, Goals:73, Apps: 125.

Out of all the strikers he would probably be the easiest to sign and would not demand a massive contract. He has a good goal to game ratio and would set the club back around £10m.

So this leaves us with the question does Arsenal need to strengthen the squad?

Do you agree with the strikers I've picked?

Will the current strikers come into their own and start to play better?

As the season goes on will the strikers really shine?

I hope you enjoyed the smalll read and as always your comments are the reason I write articles, so if you have an opinion then please feel free to leave a comment.

Thanks for reading.


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