19 goals, 9 assists - The striker Arsenal have been looking for?

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Is Carlos Bacca the man to solve Arsenal's striking problems?

Any striker who scores two game-winning goals over Real Madrid is worthy of praise, but it may not just be compliments coming Carlos Bacca's way.

The forward has impressed all season long for the La Liga side, and may well be playing his way into a big money move this summer.

A Colombian striker, he finds himself a lesser-discussed talent than countrymen Radamel Falcao and Jackson Martinez, even though at 27 he is a year younger than the Monaco forward and the same age as the Porto man.

Recently called into the international squad, he will also be competing with Hertha Berlin's Dortmund-bound striker Adrian Ramos for a place this summer.

His form for Sevilla this season has been one of the high points of the club's campaign, thriving on the excellent service of Ivan Rakitic, and playing alongside former Arsenal man Jose Reyes.

And it is Arsenal who may well look at the exploits of the goalscorer and decide he is a player who would suit their needs. 

With Chelsea making early moves to sign Diego Costa, and Jackson Martinez tipped to replace him at Atletico, two of the top forwards could end up out of reach for the Gunners, requiring them to seek alternatives.

And compared to the two stars who would cost in the region of £35 million, Bacca would be a far cheaper solution.

Sevilla signed him last summer for just £6 million from Club Brugges, and he has hit the ground in La Liga running. Bacca has netted 14 times plus five goals in the Europa League, and has 19 goals and 9 assists in all competitions.

The previous season in Belgium, Bacca hit 28 goals and provided 14 assists, and has had no problem with the step up in class.

Even if Sevilla demanded treble the fee they paid for him, Arsenal would still find him a lot cheaper than several top forwards on the market, Costa for example if they did want to get involved in the pursuit for his services.

Bacca is a lively striker who likes to shoot from distance, and is comfortable with the ball at his feet. His ability to play in teammates could make him a great fit for a side like Arsenal, who when everybody is fit, have a real goal threat from midfield from the likes of Aaron Ramsey and Theo Walcott.

It's just a suggestion at this point, and we don't have the ear of Arsene Wenger, but if the Gunners really are intent on pushing ahead to sign a striker this summer and luck out when it comes to signing the most highly priced players - Carlos Bacca would be a quality alternative to take into consideration.

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