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5 strikers Arsenal could sign to win the Premier League

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta will be hoping the Gunners hierarchy can sanction a big-money January transfer move, as he looks to bring the Premier League title back to north London for the first time in 20 years.

The likes of Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira and Robert Pires were all donning the Arsenal shirt the last time they lifted the Premier League trophy in 2003/04, with the class of 2022/23 having come close to ending their drought for a league title. Ultimately though, it wasn’t to be, as a spirited effort from the eventual runners-up saw them finish five points behind champions and treble-winners Manchester City.

Buoyed by the belief they can go one step further this time around, Arsenal have started the season in strong fashion, but one criticism of Arteta’s squad remains: they don’t have a reliable recognised striker. And in recognition of that, GIVEMESPORT have highlighted five potential strikers Arsenal could sign during the January transfer window, which may boost their hopes of winning the Premier League.

Dusan Vlahovic definitely hasn’t ever played for Arsenal, right? Such has been the constant talk of the Serbian striker signing for the Gunners, it at times feels like he may have already pulled on the red and white shirt before. Indeed, back in the 2022 January transfer window, The Evening Standard reported that the Gunners were working on a £58m deal for the centre-forward, with Arteta having given his backing for a move.

But, despite the tedious links between Vlahovic and Arsenal, there’s a reason his name is constantly in the conversation around striker targets, because he would be a superb signing for the 13-time English champions. Averaging over three shots per match, according to FBref, Vlahovic would represent the profile of player Arsenal need to convert the chances provided by creative outlets like Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli and Martin Odegaard.

The only problem for Arsenal will likely be getting him out of Juventus, as the 23-year-old is under contract at the Allianz Stadium until the summer of 2026. When Chelsea were sniffing around his signature in the summer window, it’s reported they were quoted around £34 million, plus Romelu Lukaku, to free Vlahovic from his Juventus contract.

Using that as a guideline, it’s likely the Serie A outfit will demand a flat fee closer to £100 million, if they’re to sanction Vlahovic’s exit in January.

Okay, hear us out. This may be the most unlikely shout to make this list, but if Arsenal are in need of a top-quality striker, with an eye for goal, who boasts experience winning major trophies, there are few more suitable options on the market than ex-Gunner Olivier Giroud.

Like a vintage French wine, Giroud has got better with age and the 2018 World Cup winners continues to prove his worth for AC Milan in Serie A. In fact, only Inter Milan talisman Lautaro Martinez has netted more goals in the Italian first tier than Giroud this season, with his tally of seven in the competition the second-best after 13 matches.

Granted, the chances of this signing happening are slim, given his bridge with the north Londoners was burnt some time ago, but that doesn’t mean to say he wouldn’t bring goals to the Arsenal side.

Somewhat of a wildcard pick, Serhou Guirassy isn’t a household name, but he could be the goal-machine Arsenal need to fire them to a Premier League title. Having endured somewhat of a journeyman career so far, it looks as if the 27-year-old has finally found his groove for VfB Stuttgart.

During his first 10 games of the 2023/24 season for the Bundesliga side, Guirassy netted an astonishing 16 goals, averaging at least a goal a game in Germany’s top flight. That run included an impressive five-game scoring streak at the beginning of the season, where the Guinea international scored a whopping 10 goals.

A a result, his market value has skyrocketed, jumping from £12 million at the start of the season, to the current estimation of £34 million right now, as per Transfermarkt. And if Arsenal could tempt Stuttgart into making a sale, they could find themselves a bargain from the Bundesliga.

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