Arsenal’s frontline is talented, but aging, and it’s likely that at least one starting striker will leave during the summer. Replacements must be lined up, and fast.
Arsenal have invested heavily at the striker position in recent years, and soon must do so again. With Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang entering the final year of his contract, and Alexandre Lacazette in initial contract talks with Juventus, our prolific front line will soon be in need of repair and refurbishment.
Arsenal’s contacts-based recruitment method works as follows: the club choses “positions of need,” Mikel Arteta determines suitability, or “what type of player is needed,” and then Raul Sanllehi and his team scour the client lists of their agent friends to find a match.
As such, this system will have to work overtime to prepare for a number of scenarios, as one such position of need will be at striker. With at least one player set to depart, we need replacements lined up, and fast.
Let’s run through the possible striker scenarios, starting with the least pleasant alternative.