Arsenal officially secured their first Summer transfer with the news striker Gervinho has agreed to terms with the Gunners', arriving from French champions OSC Lille. It comes as welcome relief for the Arsenal faithful as almost the entire transfer speculation regarding the North London giants was about the potential departures of key players such as Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri.
A number of Arsenal players have been linked with moves away with the Emirates as cries for Arsene Wenger to implement severe changes into his young squad in a bid to achieve silverware after six successive seasons. Forwards Nicklas Bendtner and Andrei Arshavin have uncertain futures and Gervinho's new presence is viewed as a replacement option. However Wenger is still searching for a clinical striker.
The Frenchman has the luxury of increased funds due to the need for success at Arsenal intensifying and it does enable the Arsenal manager to target highly for a big name striker. However whether Wenger will spend big remains to be unseen but should the departures of either Samir Nasri or Cesc Fabregas materialize then it is likely Wenger will spend.
But just who does the Gunners' tactician desire?
There have been numerous rumours linking Wenger with some quality strikers and BleacherReport establishes the eight strikers Wenger would love to sign.