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Arsenal - Wenger In The Market For A Striker

Arsene Wenger says he is in the market for a striker as the Gunners enter one of the most important periods of football for a long time.

The Arsenal gaffer is on the look out for a new frontman after long term injuries to van Persie, Bendtner and Walcott.

Wenger however admits that he's not even close to bringing someone in.

"Yes, I am still thinking about trying to bring someone in this month, but I must confess I am not very close to doing anything at this moment,' said Wenger.

'I am looking at buying strikers because when we started the season we were playing with Van Persie and Bendtner up front.But at the moment we don't have either of them, while we are also without Walcott.'

'So we are missing those three as we enter a very important period of the season when every point is crucial and can make the difference at the end of a season. But right now I am not close because I am yet to find a player who can convince me that he is better than what we have already.'

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Sunday January 17 2010
Time: 2:20PM


If only we had a 20+ a season striker such as Defoe. Eduardo is chapionship at best. Can feel a defeat coming today
17/01/2010 14:48:00
17/01/2010 14:48:00
Eduardo is championship at best? what a ridiculous opinion.
Gun 'Em Down
17/01/2010 15:01:00
Assuming of course you meant Cocal Cola Championship, if you meant championship winning (regarding the premier league), then I do not belive that is so ridiculous.
Gun 'Em Down
17/01/2010 15:03:00
Thats the spirit, lets be negative. I hope if Wenger cant find a striker its because no one will sell or their is nothing available that will be better than what we have. I would not want it to be down to saving a few mil. Better to pay a bit over the odds and get someone we need rather than be stubborn sticking to your principles and missing out on success. I still think he should of paid bordeaux what they wanted as he is obviously intesrested in Chamakh. I bet we will miss out on him all together just because wenger wanted him for free
17/01/2010 15:06:00
adamted is clearly a poorly disguised spuddie
17/01/2010 15:08:00
Thing is Chamakh may be free but now half a dozen other clubs have been alerted and are on his case. We will end up paying more just to offer him a good package. It's really a false economy and I don't believe its the game Wenger is playing. Hopefully he already has someone on his radar but is keeping it close to his chest. To say to us that he had 2 strikers at the start of the season and now he doesn't have them any more is stating the bleedin obvious. It would imply that he really has no plan B for these situations which would beggar the question just what are we paying all these scouts to do? Both Van Persie and Walcott are not known for their robustness and Eduardo was coming back from a career threatening injury. Which leaves just Bendtner and Vela. These two are not world class strikers....not yet anyway.
Wyn Mills
17/01/2010 15:23:00
He may have a point though with someone like Defoe youd be deadly. Van Persie is that man, hes awesome but when hes injured (which is usually about 40% of every season) you look toothless and cant say im impressed with Eduardo although he to be fair he had a terrible injury.
17/01/2010 15:34:00
and yet we're still scoring more than spuds, HY, even though they have the great defoe...
17/01/2010 15:43:00
Tom posted this in the forum, it seems about right for a Wenger signing.
17/01/2010 15:45:00
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