VIDEO: Could Bony's goal against Arsenal convince Wenger to sign him up?

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With Arsenal short of striker options, recently linked Swansea forward may have just played his way even closer to a transfer.

Swansea frontman Wilfried Bony has enjoyed a superb first campaign in England, and scored his 20th goal of the season to put the Swans ahead early on in Tuesday's match at the Emirates.

With plenty of debate over the ability of Olivier Giroud to shoulder all of the Gunners' attacking responsibility, Bony gave an example of how to hold the ball up coupled with goal scoring threat against a side he has previously been linked with.

There were rumours of Arsenal interest in the Ivory Coast hit-man before he moved to Swansea last summer, and such an outstanding performance, on the back of an excellent debut season, will surely have gotten Wenger thinking over a fresh transfer bid.

As a powerful and capable goalscoring forward, Bony may well represent an upgrade on current first choice Giroud, however, he would surely be an improvement on misfit Nicklas Bendtner and raw talent Yaya Sanogo.

Bony has goals against the vast majority of the top sides. Man United, Man City, Liverpool, Spurs, Everton and now Arsenal have all been unable to cope with the former Vitesse man, surely marking him out as a really top striker.

No other player has scored more than him from the Premier League's bottom eleven sides, and factoring in games from all competitions, only Suarez and Sturridge at Liverpool, and Aguero, Negredo and Toure at City have scored more.

That he has registered one more goal than Giroud this year, despite playing for a struggling Premier League side, should also serve to indicate that he is someone that can make the most of his limited chances.

Bony's time in Netherlands proves that he can score an outrageous amount of goals if the chances come his way, he managed 31 goals in 30 games in his final season there, and at 25 is only approaching his peak.

In an Arsenal team flush with possession in most games, having a direct and driven proven goalscoring forward is exactly what Arsene Wenger needs. 

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