Paul Robinson questions why Arsenal did not move for Charlie Austin

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Should Arsenal have made a move for the Queens Park Rangers player while they had the chance?

Former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson has been speaking to Sky Sports News about Queens Park Rangers forward Charlie Austin.

Arsenal started the summer transfer window in impressive fashion, signing Chelsea ‘keeper Petr Cech and finally signing the world-class stopper Gunners fans had been crying out for.

At that point it looked like being a very good summer for the club but with less than two hours until the transfer window closes, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has still not signed an outfield player.

An additional quality striker would certainly not go amiss at the Emirates Stadium right now, and QPR front-man Austin showed last season what a talent he is in front of goal.

The 26-year-old scored 18 goals in 35 Premier League matches last season and with a contract that expires next summer he was widely expected to be sold during this window.

Well that does not seem likely now and Sky Sports pundit Robinson has questioned why Arsenal have not made a move for a player who would not have been that expensive in relation to some of Wenger’s previous signings, but who could have done a very effective job for the club.

“There’s a number of clubs Charlie could have gone to,” Robinson said. “It wouldn’t have surprised me if someone like Arsene Wenger had taken him to Arsenal; they are crying out for a striker.”

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