Anyone who watched Arsenal last season saw the problems in the attack.
The Gunners often were in search of a perfect goal, and in turn, would not get a shot off. In addition, Arsenal seemed too reliant on Robin van Persie, who struggled with nagging injuries.
Bench players Nicklas Bendtner and Marouane Chamakh were inconsisent, while Carlos Vela was loaned to West Bromwich after being used sparingly.
Arsene Wenger added forward Gervinho this offseason, but there are already calls for more reinforcements, as Bendtner is likely to move on for roughly £9 million.
It seems that Arsenal are interested in bolstering the striker position, and that will almost certainly improve should Bendtner depart.
One of the names mentioned is Costa Rican striker Joel Campbell who claims that talks with Arsenal have resumed after a £1 million deal fell through in July, according to The Express. The 19-year-old might be a major gamble, though, because he is very short on experience. However, there are few experts who question Campbell's talent.
Another young player that has received a great deal of attention is Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. The Southampton forward has scored 10 goals in 36 appearances, and is considered among the best young attackers for England.
Based on a report by Daily Mirror, Southampton is seeking £12 million or more. That might too expensive for a 17-year-old, even though Arsenal have shown a willingness to acquire young players to develop over the years.
Of the young strikers who are heavily involved in transfer talks, the most notable is Romelu Lukaku. Chelsea made a £20 million bid for the 18-year-old Anderlecht forward, but Arsenal remains in the hunt for Lukaku. Nicknamed "the new Didier Drogba," it would be surprising if Wenger doesn't make another bid on the talented youngster.
Recently, Daily Mail reported that Arsenal would consider Wolves winger Matt Jarvis. Liverpool seem to be most keen on Jarvis, and he is valued at roughly £8 million. It might be a stretch for Arsenal to add Jarvis considering the other options, and since there are other teams who appear to value him more than Wenger.
Of the possible forwards who have been discussed this summer, the one that would appear to be the most promising for the 2011-2012 season is Real Madrid's Karim Benzema. The 23-year-old has had his frustrations under Jose Mourinho. His exit from Madrid might be logical for both parties.
Arsenal had a potential bid of £25 million for Benzema, but that might be contingent upon whether Samir Nasri or Cesc Fabregas are transfered. Benzema might be a perfect fit for Arsenal, as the club could use another forward who is in his prime years.
However, Benzema has dismissed reports of a move to London, stating that his future lies at Madrid.
"My future is in Madrid," said Benzema. "I have not spoken with Wenger, nor any other leader at Arsenal. My target is clear - to continue here and to win trophies this season."
It's very possible that Arsenal will not add another forward as other needs seem to be more pressing.
However, should Arsenal struggle in the early part of the season, or if van Persie his hobbled by injury, expect calls for an upgrade.