Report suggests Arsenal willing to offer Giroud as makeweight in deal for Icardi

Picture Supplied by Action Images - Mauro Icardi

Arsenal have failed to land a striker again this summer and are reportedly interested in bring Inter's Mauro Icardi to the club.

Mauro Icardi at InterInter Milan's Mauro Icardi 

Arsenal could be willing to offer French striker Olivier Giroud to Inter Milan as part of a deal that would see Mauro Icardi head in the opposite way, as reported by Gazzetta dello Sport and relayed by talkSPORT.

The Gunners have once again floundered in this summer's transfer window, failing to land any of their top-class striker targets so far.

The North London club activated Jamie Vardy's release clause with Leicester City, but the England international chose to stay with the Foxes.

Picture Supplied by Action Images - Mauro Icardi Mauro Icardi is a reported target for Arsenal

They were then reported to be interested in bringing Gonzalo Higuain to the Emirates, before he eventually moved to Juventus.

The problem for Gunners boss Arsene Wenger now is that the talent pool of available world-class forwards is drying up by the day. 

The 23-year-old Argentina international is one of the few left that are potentially available, and he would certainly bring something different to the Arsenal side.

Gazzetta dello Sport goes on to claim that Icardi wants to leave the San Siro in order to play Champions League football.

France's Olivier GiroudArsenal's Olivier Giroud 

The worry for Arsenal is that if this particular move comes to fruition they would be losing a useful player in Giroud who, despite his criticism, still offers the Gunners an entirely different dimension in the centre-forward position.

The ideal scenario for Arsenal would simply be a straight cash deal for Icardi, but Inter will obviously have to be persuaded by a serious offer for them to part with their star man.

Picture Supplied by Action Images - Mauro IcardiMauro Icardi

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