Arsene Wenger confirms Arsenal looking for one more forward

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Arsenal have been looking to strengthen in the final third for much of the summer.

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed the club are still looking for at least one forward option to bring in before the end of the transfer window. 

The Gunners have been frustrated in their pursuit of striking talent this summer with Jamie Vardy turning down a move to the Emirates Stadium from Leicester City, while the club have recently had a bid rejected for Lyon's Alexandre Lacazette rejected, according to the BBC.

Wenger is quoted by Sky Sports, saying: "At the moment I have not too many attacking options in terms of experienced players. But let's not forget we still have a few players at home.

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"There are also a few players who did not play [against the MLS All-Star team], like [Santi] Cazorla and of course [Mesut] Ozil and [Aaron] Ramsey are at home. [Olivier] Giroud is also not here.

"So we have options but we will still look outside to find one more."

Several of the players mentioned may also miss the start of the new Premier League season because they have been involved in the latter stages of the European Championship, and Arsenal have been in need for another striking option for quite some time. 

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While Giroud is the type of forward that can be effective for most sides, he either needs an effective strike partner or the club needs an alternative option to lead the line. The Frenchman is capable of contributing a decent amount of goals across a season, but he does have spells where he struggles to find the net. 

There are other players who could lead the line, but it does seem like an area of the field where Arsenal are a little thin on the ground, especially with Danny Welbeck being sidelined until well into the second half of the season through a knee injury. 

Arsenal's Danny Welbeck in action with Norwich's Nathan RedmondArsenal's Danny Welbeck in action with Norwich's Nathan Redmond

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