Arsenal hero - 'Inspirational' striker signing could land psychological blow

Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown has urged Arsene Wenger to land a psychological blow to the club's opponents this month.

Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown claims Arsenal can strike a psychological blow to their Premier League rivals with the right attacking signing this month.

In a live Q&A session for the Daily Mail, Keown suggested his former boss Arsene Wenger needs to make his decision carefully over simply throwing money at the problem to sign a backup striker.

“I feel they must get a striker. There's nothing new in that, I've been saying it since the start of the season. They need an inspired signing like Ozil. It might be the lift they need,” said Keown.

It’s a very good point because when the Gunners signed Ozil from Real Madrid at the back end of the summer transfer window, it was a signed that caused shock waves because no one believed Arsene Wenger would pull it off.

There are plenty of top flight strikers around Europe Arsenal have been linked with who would certainly have that sort of effect such as Diego Costa of Atletico Madrid.

“If they were to bring in a world class striker, psychologically their opposition would know there will be a major challenge from Arsenal until the end of the season,” he added.

It has to be a careful decision on the part of Wenger because there are possible complications that could arise from a high profile signing.

Any player coming in would certainly have to work their way up and earn the right to be Arsenal’s sole striker.

Wenger rarely uses a system with two strikers at the top of his team and if someone like Costa came in, he’d have to earn the right to start ahead of Olivier Giroud who has done a very good job in the Arsenal attack this season.

Would Costa settle from being a prolific starter at one club to initially sitting on the bench at another in a World Cup season? Probably not.

Fortunately for the club, Wenger is a very experienced manager and he’s unlikely to sign a forward this month who will create more problems than solutions as the team stares at a very realistic chance of winning silverware on multiple fronts.

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