Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has his mind now fully focused on which striker he intends to sign for the club knowing that his decision could go a long way as to determining if the Gunners can challenge for next season Premiership title.
Before we tell you who it is, we would like to explain why we think the Frenchman has made the choice he has, and that it comes down to these three things.
1. Price: Players such as Edinson Cavani and Gonzalo Higuain have such a huge price on their heads along with Salary demands that it makes signing them almost impossible for all but the richest of clubs, and while Arsenal could in fact afford to sign either of them you know Wenger will not, as he is always looking for value in the market and it is not there with these two. Karim Benzema on the other hand could be a perfect fit at the Emirates, but still not knowing if Real Madrid would be prepared to sell, and that if Arsenal did approach them the price would be around the £45 million mark makes him a non-starter also.
2. Age: Wenger will be looking for a finished product to help win the league so will not be looking for a youngster or for that matter a seasoned veteran, but a player who is now just coming into their peak playing time just as Luis Suarez was during his final season at Liverpool.
3. Proven goal-scorer: The Player Wenger will sign must have proved that he can score goals at the highest of levels, and the player we think he wants managed to net 16-goals for Borussia Dortmund last season to become the Bundesliga’s fourth top-scorer, just three goals behind Eintracht Frankfurt’s Alexander Meier.
By now you should have figured out that we are talking about Dortmund’s 26-year-old Gabonese international Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
So sure are we that he is the man Wenger wants, Dortmund general manager Michael Zorc told German publication kicker that while there would be some players leaving the Signal Iduna Park, this summer Aubameyang would not be one of them.
“Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a player of Borussia Dortmund and we do not have any plan to sell him. That’s a fact.
“Still we will have players leaving our club this summer. There will be some action in the turn of next week.”
Please do not be fooled by the response from the North Rhine Westphalia club, as what they are doing is just looking to get the best price they can for their top striker, and will hold out till Arsenal puts a bid of over £30 million on the table.
Aubameyang will do well at the Emirates and is a good fit in Wenger’s team which has us here at Soccer Transfers convinced he is the striker Wenger wants to sign this summer.