Olivier Giroud, Bendtner, Arsenal

In what is developing to be Arsenals best year in years as they compete for trophies on three fronts Gooners can be forgiven for being a little worried when they hear manager Arsene Wenger say the club is unlikely to make any signings during the January transfer window unless something exceptional turns up in the last few days.

If this is true it means that the Gunners will be relying solely on Olivier Giroud and Nicklas Bendtner to spearhead the attack for the remainder of the season.

There can be no doubt in anyone’s mind that Giroud has been superb for Arsenal this season  and should for some reason he sustain an injury it would be madness to only have Nicklas Bendtner there as a back-up.

Arsenal has plenty of money available to bring in cover for their centre-forwards and could even look upon it as an insurance policy that they hope they never have to claim on, but for the sake of not bringing in someone now just because the so called exceptional player is not available to me sounds like madness and could backfire terribly should something go wrong.

We have all heard the tale numerous times not of how the best players are not available due to the fact that the clubs they play for are still involved in title races or European competitions, and that prices are very much inflated during the winter window to which I would say ask Liverpool if they think they paid too much for Daniel Sturridge.

Yet while I would not be unhappy to see a big name striker move to the Emirates that is certainly not what I am suggesting here as all I am looking for is cover for Giroud and Bendtner to help us win some silverware this season after which during the summer the real transfer business can be done.

There is one man out there who fits the bill and that is 28-year-old Ivory Coast international Salomon Kalou who currently plays for Ligue 1 side Lille in France.

Kalou certainly has the experience of the Premiership having played for Chelsea and could be bought for a very reasonable price, and like I said it is an insurance policy to help guide Arsenal through the rest of the season.