Wenger's Transfer Prospect: Is Radamel Falcao the Man Who Can Resurrect Arsenal?

Callum D'SouzaSenior Writer IMay 26, 2011

DUBLIN, IRELAND - MAY 18:  Radamel Falcao Garcia of FC Porto celebrates victory by kissing his weinners medal during the UEFA Europa League Final between FC Porto and SC Braga at Dublin Arena on May 18, 2011 in Dublin, Ireland.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
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The conclusion of the 2010/2011 English Premier League campaign ensured that World Football shifts the attention to the up coming Summer Transfer window, although there is still a thrilling UEFA Champions League final to be played between Spanish kings Barcelona and English champions Manchester United, rumours and speculation are at the forefront of the footballing world.

One club who is inevitably always in the thick of transfer activity is North London giants Arsenal.

After a horrific last three months which decimated the Gunner's campaign, which for the predominant period appeared so promising, defeat in the Carling Cup Final was a catalyst in an immense demise as Arsene Wenger's were eliminated from their remaining competitions and lost their grip with Manchester United at the helm of the EPL table, eventually finishing a disappointing fourth.

2010/2011 was destined to be the campaign Arsenal eradicated their notorious five year trophy drought and ultimately, Wenger's young squad really should have been able to but lack of depth, psychological strength and a tentative mentality ensured a sixth successive season without satisfaction of silverware.

The need for success has intensified at the Emirates forcing Wenger to vow implementation of new high calibre players into his new squad.

Already numerous rumours have materialized, but arguably none other will have caught the attention of the Arsenal faithful then the news Wenger has made a bid for FC Porto striker Radamel Falcao.

According to Goal.com, Wenger has approached the agent of the Colombian striker and rightly so.

Currently one of the most dynamic and touted forwards in Europe, Falcao has had a stellar season in the Portuguese League and the UEFA Europa league. Amassing an incredible 39 goals in 41 games, the 25 year old was a dominating force for Porto as they achieved UEFA Europa success and a Primeira Liga triumph .

The accolades of the former River Plate sharp shooter speak for themselves. A record 17 goals ensured Falcoa achieved the UEFA Europa top scorer and Player of the Campaign, whilst also ranking highly in the Portuguese League scoring charts.

A fast, powerful striker, Falcao is versatile enough to become a threat all across the forward line. An efficient striker who would provide Arsenal with the lacking clinical finish and poachers goals they lack.

FC Porto desire £26 million for their Colombian international and with Arsene Wenger added funds furthered by the potential departures of Gael Clichy, Nicklas Bendtner and Denilson, even that price is not out of the Frenchman's range.

Tottenham are also highly interested in the striker as Falcao's desired destination is the EPL, with the Colombian constantly taking afternoon English lessons to aid him in his transition.

However, the 25 year old has intentions to play UEFA Champions League football, something only Arsenal rather than Tottenham can provide.

Falcao statistic's speak for themselves and although the price is unappealing for Wenger, it will not hinder Arsenal financially.

There is such a great need for success now at the Emirates, could Radamel Falcao resurrect Arsenal's trophy search?