Thursday 28 July 2016

24-Goal Arsenal Striker Target Set To Sign Deal, Arrives In Italy For Medical

To win the Premier League and or the UEFA Champions League, clubs most of the time need to have a top striker: a fox-in-the-box who scores 30+ goals in a season in all competitions, consistently. Unfortunately, since Robin van Persie, Arsenal have not been able to fill the void left by the Dutchman and have failed to sign a really reliable striker. Giroud tries, but unfortunately, due to no fault of his own, his abilities are limited.

For this reason, Arsenal fans have been calling on the manager to sign a truly world-class striker. Unfortunately, we have not had any success in filling the void left by van Persie, due mainly to the fact that there are not many top strikers in the market, at the moment, who are available. It is also because Wenger has refused to sanction moves for players whose asking price is above his own valuation of the player.

This summer, we have already suffered rejection and defeat on many fronts. Many, including myself, have called on Wenger to instead go for a cheap striker and a wing forward. Someone like Vincent Janssen, who is now with Tottenham and maybe a wing forward, such as Draxler or Mahrez have been suggested. Considering our situation, this solution would probably have worked. But for some reason, we have not been willing to take a punt on an average striker.

I personally believe if we had taken a punt on Aubameyang, for instance in 2013, before he joined Dortmund, we would have had a world-class striker by now. The same applies to Paulo Dybala. We were linked with the Argentine, but Wenger probably thought he shouldn't take the risk based on one season, Dybala is now a world-class striker and certainly not within Arsenal's price range.

And, if reports in the last few days are anything to by, Arsenal may be set to make the same mistake again: of not taking a punt on a young, up-and-coming striker when the search for a world-class one is futile. We have recently been linked with the signing of Arkadiusz Milik, who scored 24 goals and created 11 assists in 45 matches for both Poland and Ajax last season.

He is certainly not a world-class player at the moment, but Robin Van Persie was never world-class either when he signed for Arsenal. Neither was Ruud Van Nistelrooy initially but, like van Persie, he came to England and became world class. Arkadiusz Miliki could also become world class. Unfortunately Wenger is not ready to take a punt on him. Like what has happened many times in the past, we will probably end up with no striker if there is no world-class one available as Arkadiusz Miliki is reportedly on his way to Napoli.

Pictures doing the round on the Internet today show the Poland international arriving Naples and being welcomed by Napoli fans as he arrives Italy to undergo a medical with Napoli.
Hopefully, in few years time we will not end up regretting not moving for the Poland international. However, I won't be surprised, as we have been down this road, many times before.

1 comment:

  1. Just like the Japanese international we HAVE signed and who the blogs called shit without ever seeing him play.When will these supporters calm down.