The Gunners are said to be interested in signing the African attacker for free – but is he the solution to their issues?
Chelsea’s striking situation is said to be ready to change this summer, with new players to come to Stamford Bridge and the existing forwards’ futures under threat.
Samuel Eto’o has already left the Stamford Bridge club after his one-year deal expired, with the African attacker weighing up options for next season.
The Cameroon international has been linked with a surprising move to Arsenal in a lot of the British media outlets, with Arsene Wenger said to be ready to pounce on the ex-Inter man for free.
The Gunners are in need of striking reinforcements given their options of Yaya Sanogo and Olivier Giroud failing to inspire sufficient confidence – but is Eto’o the answer to their problems?
There is no doubting that over the course of his illustrious and successful career, Eto’o has proven himself to be one of the world’s most lethal marksmen. However, he is no longer at the height of his abilities and can no longer hold that moniker.
Eto’o failed to get the goals to fire Chelsea to the Premier League title – what makes Wenger think that the African can be any better for Arsenal?
With plenty of promising and proven strikers elsewhere in the world game, most Gunners fans would prefer a new player that is in his prime and can be better than Eto’o currently is.
If Eto’o was a player to fire a side to the Premier League title Chelsea would have kept him. For Arsenal to snap him up is a cost-effective option, but not one that will land them top spot in 2014-15.