The striker Arsenal need to bolster their ranks (Video)

‘Sign da ting’ a segment of the Arsenal fanbase rapped when Theo Walcott was umming and aahing over his next contract. Eventually, the England international put pen to paper amidst much speculation that ChelseaLiverpooland Juventus were pondering the opportunity of snaring the self-proclaimed second coming of Thierry Henry.

Reports insinuate that Walcott only agreed to extend his stay at the Emirates Stadium if he was guaranteed a place in the starting XI leading the front-line, news that proved to be nonsensical garbage considering he began the 2-1 defeat to Chelsea on the right wing.

Daft pre-planned celebrations aside, there are still those that believe Arsenal need to sign a new striker between now and next Thursday, regardless of Olivier Giroud’s brace and a further strike from Lukas Podolski, the German of which helped himself to three assists in 235 seconds.

While talk of Edinson Cavani is merely going to remain that, Stevan Jovetic is a player that the Gunners could well convince to leave Fiorentina for England. The 23-year-old has helped himself to an impressive eight goals and five assists in all competitions as the Gigliati find themselves fifth in Serie A.

His versatility on the front-line would only interest Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger further and would surely benefit the club as a whole. Following the decision to allow Marouane Chamakh to leave on loan for West Ham United, the Gunners appear particularly lightweight going forward and while Jovetic won’t come cheaply, he could well be the man to end their verging-on-eight-year trophy drought.

Ben McAleer

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