Gunners are ready to splash cash on a striker next summer but fans will be hoping that Arsenal sign someone experienced and not another young prospect who is not proven in a big league.
For now, they are linked with a young star who has been brilliant in the Belgian league.
The player in discussion is Standard Liege’s 20 year old prolific goalscorer Michy Batshuayi.
Michy is currently the leading goal scorer in the Jupiler Pro league having netted 18 goals in 29 appearances. Arsenal were linked with a move for star last year.
Now, the player has himself claimed that he wants to move and specifically named Arsenal as his favorite club. Michy stated:
“I don’t think I will play for Standard next season,”
“I want to move on. Maybe I will think about a longer stay if we play in the Champions League, but I want to progress as a player.”
“My preferred destinations are England or Germany. If you ask my favourite team, I’ll say Arsenal.”
“It is a club with a good philosophy, where youngsters get their chance. I’ve been an Arsenal fan since I was a kid.”
As per the provided Sky Sports link, the youngster has a release clause of 8 million Euros but will Wenger be willing to sign him?
He is a bright prospect but not many are able to adapt to premier league quickly. Moreover, since the departure of Robin van Persie, Arsenal have tried numerous strikers but none has been able to replace him.
Hence wasting time and money is not something Arsenal want, they must sign a proven experienced goalscorer.
Michy, well he can be considered as a backup after selling the likes of Giroud and Bendtner.
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Hardly prolific. That’s as many as Giroud has in the ENGLISH PL- one of the toughest leagues to score in. Not the bog standard Belgium league. Pff. I mean you might as well state that Giroud is prolific on this basis!
Sell Girud, Bentner, Sanogo and bring proven strikers. There is cash!!!!!
leave the kids to grow elsewhere,arsenal needs superb striker,atleast two.