Has Wenger just dropped a massive transfer market hint?

Arsenal will be adding firepower in the summer, if Wenger's latest quotes are anything to go by, as the Frenchman may target attackers and forwards.

"We have spent 128 days at the top of the league," reflected Arsene Wenger, as he looked back over the domestic season - a campaign that saw his Arsenal play some of the most majestic, crowd-pleasing football at the beginning of the season to December, but struggled to maintain high performances against the elite of the division while cumulative injuries also took their tool.

Looking at the positives, Wenger said: "We have won the stamina league," yet understood where there is scope for improvement; against challenges against other members of the top four in the league: "We faded in big games away from home."

The Gunners also lacked the firepower bragged at the club's rivals, like Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez at Liverpool, and with Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and Alvaro Negredo at Manchester City.

Olivier Giroud has scored 16 goals in Premier League competition but has taken 2,994 minutes to do so. Lukas Podolski has proven a deadly finisher in the latter part of the semester, but plays in a more withdraw position. There is no real alternative to Giroud in the spear-heading position - and their lack of a prolific penalty-box poacher, a type of striker who would thrive under the service provided by Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil - has been notable.

"City scored 100 goals," commented Wenger. "We scored 66 at the moment."

He then curiously added: "That’s where we have room for improvement."

There are two inferred meanings… Arsenal could be honing in on training ground drills to best maximise their goal-scoring potential, or the club could enter the transfer market and capitalise on the many seemingly available strikers who could be acquired in the summer, if the price was right.

Players like Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema, FC Porto hit-man Jackson Martinez, even seldom-used Manchester United attacker Javier Hernandez - are all reportedly likely candidates for transfers.

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