Former Liverpool star Jamie Carragher: Arsenal will struggle to sign a striker today

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher believes that Arsenal may not be able to sign a striker by the end of today’s transfer deadline.

Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher believes that it will be very difficult for Arsenal to sign a striker on transfer deadline day.

The Gunners are reportedly in the market for a centre-forward following the injury to Olivier Giroud which is expected to keep him out of action until the New Year.

A number of names have been touted today, including former Tottenham Hotspur striker Jermain Defoe and Juventus attacker Sebastian Giovinco (click here to read more), but at the time of writing, Arsenal have yet to confirm any deadline-day deals.

With time running out, Carragher believes that manager Arsene Wenger will not be able to be add to his attacking departing, and points out that the North London club should have signed Loic Remy when they had the chance to.

‘I think they need a striker without the Giroud injury really’, the ex-England international told Sky Sports.

‘I think it is a surprise that they have not brought anyone in and on the last day they are going to find it difficult to bring someone in’, added Carragher.

‘I think it is a great deal for Man United to sign Falcao, but you do wonder why maybe Arsenal aren’t in for him as well or Remy, who has just gone to Chelsea. I think he may have been perfect (for Arsenal)'.

Earlier this summer, Remy was on the verge of leaving Queens Park Rangers for Liverpool, but the France international striker failed a medical.

However, Chelsea have signed the 27-year-old as a replacement for the departed Fernando Torres, despite Arsenal making a late move for the former Marseille star.

Having said that, one must remember that things move very fast on transfer deadline day, and Arsenal could well have a new striker by tomorrow.

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