Arsenal Transfer Rumors: Could Fernando Llorente, Darren Bent Or Demba Ba Be New Strikers In January?

Arsene Wenger is set to bring in a new attacking player according to British newspaper The Daily Telegraph. Wenger's side Arsenal have started the season in mixed form winning three Premier League games out of seven with two Champions League wins in a row. 

One criticism of the Arsenal side has been their lack of an out-and-out frontman. Gervinho, Podolski and Giroud have been playing as a front three with Giroud set to be the main attacker - but the Frenchman - signed in the summer, has yet to shine scoring one Premier League and one Capital One Cup goal.

With a problem in the striking position, signing a new striker may not be a surprise to Arsenal fans and the media alike.  Having improved defensively and with the departure of Robin Van Persie still stuck in fans' minds, the signing of a new striker would appease any fears of a goal shortage. 

According to some of the British media, Arsenal have given their manager a £35 million January transfer kitty - in order to bring in a few top players. 

So who would Arsenal sign? Well one name being linked with a move to the Emirates is Athletic Bilboa outcast Fernando Llorente. Llorente has been the main man for the Spanish side for the past few years, but having declined a new contract could be sold cheaply in January. The signing of Aduriz for Bilboa means they have a ready-made replacement. 

Another name that could fill the goal-scoring shaped hole is Aston Villa frontman Darren Bent. The goalscoring England man has been out of Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert's plans and is believed to have had an arguement with his manager. He would certainly add the goals that Mr. Wenger desires.

A final candidate for a move to Arsenal is the Senegalese main man Demba Ba. Ba has a £7 million release clause which can be activated in January. Having been in-and-out of the Newcastle side this season and with Newcastle not in the Champions League, Ba could be persuaded to leave St James' Park.

Overall, I believe this would be a good signing for the North London club as the depth in the striking positions is weak and the imminant departure of Marouane Chamakh could mean a striker is a must. 

798179
Join the Discussion