Manchester United reject, summer Bosman, Arsenal solution?

Could Hannover 96 striker Mame Biram Diouf be a good option for Arsene Wenger?

In May 2009 Manchester United snapped up a young Senegalese striker by the name of Mame Biram Diouf. Hearing of the talented striker’s goalscoring exploits through former player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, manager of Diouf’s at Norwegian side Molde FK, they made a move, signed him, then loaned him straight back.

His goalscoring record in Norway was superb hitting 45 goals in 86 appearances for the club.

On his home debut for United he scored but he faced an uphill battle for first-team football.

He was competing with Wayne Rooney, Dimitar Berbatov, Cristiano Ronaldo and Javier Hernandez so it was unlikely he was going to become a regular at the club.

He spent time out on loan with Blackburn Rovers and in 2012 he left for Bundesliga outfit Hannover 96 for an undisclosed fee.

And he quickly got back to his goalscoring exploits.

He bagged 10 goals in his first 15 games and in 2012-13 he was again in top form bagging 17 goals in 36 game.

This season has been less impressive - with just eight in 20 but the form of his team and injuries have played their part in that downturn in scoring exploits.

This summer however he is set to move on - with Hannover chairman Martin Kind stating:

"His agent has insisted we should not have any hopes on signing a new contract with Mame Biram Diouf, so that's what we are going to do!"

So the likes of Stoke City and Cardiff City have been linked with a move - but what about a bigger team who could use a support striker.

What about Arsenal?

The Gunners, in my opinion, need two new strikers this summer to support Olivier Giroud and Yaya Sanogo.

Diouf is a natural goalscorer, available for nothing and at the age of 26 just about to hit his prime.

Surely he is an option they must consider.

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