While there has been much talk of Olivier Giroud’s long-awaited arrival as an Arsenal player of serious goal-scoring substance, there remains reports linking the Gunners with a move for a new striker in January.
However, according to the Sun, that will not be Schalke’s Dutch hotshot Klaas-Jan Huntelaar. The man nicknamed “The Hunter” has already proven his goalscoring credentials by scoring twice against the Gunners in the Champions League earlier this season, while his 48 goals from 48 appearances last season perhaps offer a greater indication of his prowess in front of goal.
Unsurprisingly however for the Gunners, it appears the move for Huntelaar, who is out of contract at the end of the season and thus available for a cut-price fee in January, could fall apart due to money.
It appears that despite the major cash boost Arsenal are set to receive from the extension of their sponsorship deal with Emirates and despite the large cash reserves Ivan Gazidis is currently said to be sitting on, Arsene Wenger will not be allowed to spend on a striker that could not only help secure that coveted “trophy” of fourth and a place in next season’s Champions League, but perhaps challenge for an actual trophy.