Published on January 20th, 2014 | by soccersweep
Arsenal clear favourites to sign powerhouse in January
After all the hype about the transfer window we are now 20 days into January and some of us are starting to wonder whether any big business will happen at Arsenal at all.
As usual Arsene Wenger seems to be illustrating his penchant for future investment and has been linked with several youngsters during the winter window. Meanwhile, Alvaro Morata has often being discussed on the back pages as a potential striking solution. But the player himself has appeared to throw cold water on the possibility of a transfer this month by telling reporters that he is happy to stay at his current club, Real Madrid, for the foreseeable future.
But we can’t believe that the final 10 days of the window will pass without Arsenal trying to buy another striker. The Gunners are in their best position in the league for years but Manchester City are breathing down their necks and looking formidable right now. Arsenal too, are playing great football, but you feel they will need another striker for the remaining months of the season.
One player who was strongly linked with Arsenal in the summer but who has gone off the boil since he signed a new contract is the Belgian powerhouse Christian Benteke.
It looked for all the world as if he would leave his current club in the summer but he signed a new contract – to the surprise of many. Still, you feel that there is a big move coming for this lad before too long. With his performance level nowhere near last season perhaps he is going a bit stale in The Midlands.
Arsenal need a striker of top quality and this guy surely has a price that The Gunners could afford. The question is whether the manager believes that the player suits the Arsenal style. The Belgian may be more apt for a club like Chelsea, who love a battering ram up top.
But we think he’s be a feasible addition to the squad and one who could make all the difference. Paddy Power have Arsenal as favourites to the next permanent club for Benteke at odds of 5/2. SkyBet also have him as 3/1 clear favourites to join Arsenal in this window.
Arsenal fans, would you be happy with this guy as your major striker signing?