Carragher suggests Arsenal can't rely on current attacking options

Theo Walcott

Former England defender Jamie Carragher has questioned the strength of the strikers at Arsenal.

Former England defender Jamie Carragher told Sky Sports that he doesn’t think Arsenal can rely on an attacking trio of Theo Walcott, Olivier Giroud and Danny Welbeck this season.

Carragher has implied that the Gunners are missing a little bit of world class quality up front, which can make the difference in a season where Arsenal have a real opportunity to step on the gas and to do something special.

However, the defender has suggested that the club are battling against two issues in the transfer market in terms of the players available and Arsene Wenger’s necessity on always getting good value.

“No, I think they need a striker in the mould of an Ian Wright, Thierry Henry or Nicolas Anelka type, who they have not quite got at the moment. And if you ask every Arsenal fan, then they would say they still want a world-class striker,” he told Sky Sports.

“But it is very difficult to get them, they all obviously play for the top clubs and we know that Wenger wants to get value for money, you can see that in the signing of Cech, who he has got for a great price.”

Patience needed

As is so often the case with some transfer sagas, it may be the case that something could happen towards the end of the transfer window.

Players could become available once replacements are signed at specific clubs, which frees up potential targets for the Gunners to go after.

Wenger showed two years ago when he signed Mesut Ozil towards the end of the transfer window that he’s prepared to show a little bit of patience and also that he’s willing to pay big for the right player.

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