Transfer Bin: Spurs & Arsenal in battle for Nigerian forward

Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal are both unlikely to make a move for Emmanuel Emenike.

Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal are reportedly in battle to sign Fenerbache's Emmanuel  Emenike, but the transfer would make no sense for either club to pursue. 

The striker has largely struggled since a move from Spartak Moscow and a front-man with just over a one in than a one in three strike-rate in Turkey is unlikely to solve the problems either side have.

Arsenal's issues are certainly not in their attacking zones anymore, with Danny Welbeck starting to show exactly why Arsene Wenger parted with £16 million to sign him on deadline day.

The striker has hit the ground running at the Emirates and, after waiting an age for Wenger to sign one big-money striker, he is unlikely to purchase another one six months later, at a time when Olvier Giroud will be nearing a return.

In contrast, Tottenham are in need a number nine, which is what Emenike is, but the chances of them chasing the Nigerian international are slim.

Spurs have been linked with the likes of Klaas Jan Huntelaar and Jackson Martinez and both are streets ahead of Emineke in their games.

The 27-year-old is quick and powerful, but he hasn't got the finishing prowess of their other targets and he is also far less proven at the top level. 

In any case, a side with three faltering strikers already at the club is unlikely to part with cash to bring in another struggling front-man.

Emenike has spoken publicly of his desire to leave Turkey, but it won't be to North-London if he does move. 

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