Arsenal Transfer Prospects: The 5 Biggest Strikers Linked to the Gunners

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Arsenal Transfer Prospects: The 5 Biggest Strikers Linked to the Gunners
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A striker appears to be Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger's biggest priority come the January transfer window despite captain Robin van Persie's scintillating 2011 form, which has commanded 39 goals in 43 appearances since the year began and 30 goals in the English Premier League during 2011/2012, fourth in England.

However deputy striker Marouane Chamakh has contrasted van Persie's 2011 form with a huge diminish in confidence and ability. The Moroccan, who signed as a free agent last summer, began his Arsenal career brightly, but since 2011, the 28-year-old has become a major liability, scoring just twice in the year.

There are strong calls for Chamakh's departure whilst van Persie will forever hold injury concerns due to the consistent complaints suffered in his early tenure at the Gunners.

Furthermore South Korean captain Chu Young-Park, who signed from AS Monaco this summer, is still adapting to the physicality of English football.

Wenger boasts a £50 million transfer budget at his disposal, which is enough to attract world football's best talent and that is what the Frenchman is set to achieve. With van Persie still under contract concerns for next season, many have called for big name signings to enhance the chances of the inform Dutchman extending his contract at the Emirates.

Fortunately Wenger seems to be on track with some big-name strikers linked with a move to north London.

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