Walcott sidelined, Piers Morgan begs Wenger to buy top striker - who?

Theo Walcott

Arsenal star sidelined for six months so club must do business in winter market, says CNN host, a fan of Liverpool and former Tottenham Hotspur forwards.

The injury suffered by Theo Walcott during Arsenal's 2-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup third round last Saturday, that will keep him out of action for the entirety of the current season as well as the FIFA World Cup in Brazil with England due to a rupturing of the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee, must force manager Arsene Wenger's hand in the winter transfer window, according to renowned social media commentator of all things red and white Piers Morgan.

Last summer and throughout the current campaign, Morgan backed the pursuit of Suarez and, with every goal scored by the devastatingly-effective Uruguayan, has publicly hoped that the Gunners return for the Liverpool forward, who Arsenal bid twice for in the previous window but failed both times with respective £30m and £40m+£1 offers.

If anything, Suarez has doubled his transfer market value because, even though he missed the first six games of the Premier League season through suspension, he is the division's top scorer and the country's greatest performer thanks, largely, to delivering 20 goals and ten assists from 15 appearances; an astonishing goal/assist return of one every 44.9 minutes on average, provoking an argument that he is, on current form, the best player in Europe.

Suarez is, of course, not cup-tied in the Champions League as Liverpool have not competed in that competition, however, any attempt to return to the negotiating table would likely prompt a sequel to the notorious John W Henry quote: 'What do you think they are smoking at the Emirates?'

In the last two weeks, though, Suarez and Arsenal have seen few dedicated column inches as, instead, players such as Loic Remy, Mario Mandzukic of Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid superstar Diego Costa have all been linked.

None have seemingly grabbed Morgan's attentions as much as the surprise and potentially bargain acquisition of Dimitar Berbatov, citing the possibility as 'an interesting signing'.

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