Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted he will try to sign a new striker before the transfer window shuts on Thursday night.
Wenger has been monitoring the situation of Spanish striker David Villa at Barcelona who has been linked with a move to north London on several occasions and the Arsenal manager is set to make another check on whether the Catalan’s will let Striker leave.
The Gunners have also been linked with Fiorentina star Stevan Jovetic whiles Atletico Madrid’s Adrian Lopez is a long-term target.
Wenger confirmed he is hunting for another striker after his side won over Championship side Brighton yesterday.
When Asked if he needs to sign a new striker before the transfer window closes, Wenger said:
“Quality-wise, no. But number-wise we are maybe a bit short.
“It will not be easy, though, because you do not find strikers who are good enough to play for us on the street.”
“I cannot promise we will sign anybody today,tomorrow, Tuesday or on Wednesday because at the moment we are not close to anything,” added Wenger.
“It is not about optimism. How realistic I am is most important.”
Giroud now has 13 goals and nine assists for Arsenal, having followed up his brace against West Ham with another double against Brighton.
“It has been a good week for Giroud’s confidence,” said Wenger. “He gives us presence in the box and is always dangerous.
“We had a slow start against Brighton, but we were much better in the second half and created a lot of good chances.
“In the FA Cup, you need to go through to the
next round so we did our job.”
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