Report - Wenger wants two new strikers before next season

Arsene Wenger Press Conference - 18/02/2014

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger reportedly wants to sign two strikers ahead of the new season.

The Daily Mail claims Arsene Wenger is keen on signing two strikers this summer, as he prepares the Gunners for an assault on the Premier League and Champions League next season.

Wenger has recently received some criticism for being pictured on the beach while the club’s main domestic rivals make additions to their squads, with pre-season just under two weeks away.

However, the paper suggests that the Frenchman is keen to tie down two strikers, creating competition for Olivier Giroud, Yaya Sanogo and Lukas Podolski up front.

“Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger wants to sign two new strikers this summer and retains an interest in AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli, Real Madrid hotshot Alvaro Morata and Bayern Munich star Mario Mandzukic,” writes David Kent.

The Mail claims one of those two forwards could be Loic Remy, a potential £8 million signing from Queens Park Rangers, despite the fact QPR have just been promoted back into the top flight.

Remy would be a sensible squad addition for the club, but he doesn’t represent that big money, high profile signing that plenty of the fans will be craving this summer.

That could come in the form of Alexis Sanchez, with Arsenal thought to have the edge over Liverpool in the race to get him according to the latest reports on the Chilean’s future.

Alexis could represent the second striker Wenger apparently wants because although he’s played predominantly as a winger for Barca, he’s shown that he can play centrally, in behind the main striker with Chile at the World Cup.

He was prominent in the way Chile played right up to the point they were put out of the competition on penalties by tournament hosts Brazil.

Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United have all worked quickly to get deals done, but time is on Arsenal’s side as Wenger mulls over how to make his attacking unit much stronger heading into the new campaign.

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