Even though Arsenal has great offensive players in their squad, The Gunners have decided to make a splash to sign a forward during the January transfer window.
With Olivier Giroud as the only reliable option to start up front to anchor an offensive crew that features the likes of Mesut Ozil, Theo Walcott and Santi Cazorla, Arsene Wenger has already said he’s hoping the team will give him enough funds to land a player to improve the team. According to several reports, there are two strikers that are already being linked with the Emirates Stadium outfit.
The two are FC Porto forward Jackson Martinez and Standard Liege’s youngster Michy Batshuayi, although signing either of these two will be complicated since no team wants to lose their important players midway through the year.
Out of the two, Martinez is the one with a more established career. He is an international with the Colombia National Team, and he’s likely to feature in the upcoming World Cup. In addition to that, he already has 16 goals in 22 contests with Porto, and he has emerged as a top target for other teams like Chelsea and AS Monaco.
Batshuayi, on the other hand, fits the mold of what Wenger usually targets when signing players. The 20-year-old is enjoying a breakout season with Standard Liege and has already netted 15 times in 31 games this year.
Batshuayi would be the cheaper option but if the team wants to make a statement signing, they should try to land Martinez. The Colombian would thrive in the Premier League, and he would boost Arsenal’s offensive line in the second part of the year.