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Three strikers who could reinvigorate Arsenal

It MIGHT be you…

Marouane Chamakh 

Arsene Wenger is not a happy bunny. Van Persie is out, probably for the rest of the season. He’s been having a pop at national coaches for buggering up his players during an important segment of the campaign.

So, what would cheer the Frenchman up? Spending big in January, that’s what!

The whisper slowly rising from the various Arsenal card playing clubs littered around North London is that Wenger will be looking for a decent striker in in the New Year. Names already in the mix include: the Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh, Inter’s Mario Balotelli, and the insightful former-Gunner, Ian Wright, told The Sun newspaper that Arsenal should seriously consider making friends with Ruud Van Nistelrooy at some point soon.

But who do YOU think Wenger should go for? That’s the real question. Let us know with a comment.

Enjoy some video clips of the current three contenders after the jump (WARNING: some clips may contain bad music)…

Marouane Chamakh

Mario Balotelli

Ruud Van Nistelrooy

16 responses so far
  • JoshBurt // December 2, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    Nicko, you may. And you have. Any more for any more?

  • Nicko // December 2, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    May I suggest Fernando Llorente of Athletic Bilbao, or perhaps Diego Costa of Real Valladolid

  • Squelch // December 2, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    Chamakh doesn’t score enough. RvN is an unknown quantity now considering his age and the amount of time he’s spent out. Balotelli is undoubtedly talented but he’s a livewire, if Mourinho can’t tame him who can?

  • fourstar // December 2, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    Robin was a livewire when he arrived, Squelch, and Wenger has controlled that and used it to his advantage. I’d go for Balotelli (although Arsene probably has some 19yo Eskimo that nobody has heard of lined up)

  • Dan // December 2, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    van nisterooy… are you joking. back to square 1.

    luis fabiano, carlton cole, chamakh…. either way we need a striker that is experienced, strong, quick and can hold up the ball. conversion rate dont matter as a player with the qualities above will make goals

  • Tim // December 2, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    Ruud van Horseface?

    What are you people, on dope?

    Maybe Wenger will bring him in, bring back Keown and re-enact the famous penalty miss, ad infinitum.

    That’s the only use for that guy.

  • Tazz // December 3, 2009 at 7:00 am

    I suppose Chamakh is the key. One, he is available for a cut-price, suiting Wenger’s sensibilities, and two, he has a sound knowledge of spraying the ball around. Unlike both Balotelli n RvN.

  • Fab4 // December 3, 2009 at 7:04 am

    We need someone who can hit the ground running so preferably someone with Premiership experience. My choice would be either Carlton Cole or Kenwyne Jones. Both big, strong, with an aerial threat; something we are sadly missing right now.

  • imy8 // December 3, 2009 at 9:12 am

    Luca toni is what we need short tearm !

  • lady nina // December 3, 2009 at 3:59 pm


  • nigel hisham // December 4, 2009 at 4:36 am

    super mario!!..young, brash, breathing a new air to arsenal wenger timid side…just like arsh is doing now…

  • baby gooner // December 5, 2009 at 2:36 pm


  • edo // December 8, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    simple…edin dzeko

  • ignatz // December 11, 2009 at 8:31 am

    Dzeko is cup-tied and his boss doesn’t want to sell him, Chamakh’s cup-tied and his boss doesn’t want to sell him, Balotelli is cup-tied, expensive and unpredictable.

    Horseface is too old for Wenger and persona non grata, Bojan is interesting but perhaps too young and too similar to Vela, Kenwyne is just not good enough. Cole is probably the best fit, but again maybe too similar to Bendtner who should be fit in the new year.

    I certainly don’t have an answer. Le Boss will surprise us all, probably buy another centre half and stick Vermaelen up front.

  • Vagos // December 14, 2009 at 12:30 am

    I think Mr Wenger should take a look at the situations of a certain Adriano and that former Lyon fella Fred. Both want to play in the World Cup thus motivated, both played for top clubs in Europe before and both had great seasons at Brazil.

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