Former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Petit has suggested, as quoted by the Telegraph, that Arsene Wenger wants to bring Leicester City and England striker Jamie Vardy to the Emirates Stadium to play on the left-hand side of a three-pronged attack.
Vardy was the main man in attack for the Foxes this season as they completed the most remarkable of modern footballing achievements by transforming from relegation battlers to title-winners.
The 29-year-old scored 24 goals in 36 Premier League appearances and has three goals in his last four England appearances as the former non-league man established himself as one of Europe's most prolific strikers.
That form has persuaded Arsenal to launch a £20 million bid for the man to activate his release clause at the King Power Stadium, with the player currently mulling over a move whilst on international duty with England.
However, Petit believes that Wenger will not be looking to make Vardy his main man in attack, but rather will want to play him on the left side of an attack alongside Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sanchez.
The World Cup-winner said, as quoted by the Telegraph: "Arsene wants him because he knows what he could bring: fighting spirit. Vardy is a scoring machine. Also he will bring to the team speed and anger.
“Maybe Arsene wants someone to play on the left, with Sanchez on the right. With Giroud and [Danny] Welbeck it would be difficult to play him down the middle, so I suspect he wants him on the left.
"Arsene’s problem is he has had so many players out injured for so long. Vardy is not often injured. He will be available. And he is a late starter, so he is hungry. He’s a good addition to the team."
Vardy would certainly boost a Gunners attack which suffered so dearly from injuries and inconsistent form this season.
Giroud went from mid-January to early May without scoring in the league and Welbeck managed just 15 appearances, and while Sanchez had some devastatingly effective spells the Chilean was hampered by injury.