Arsenal are being linked with a big move for Bayern Munich and Poland striker, Robert Lewandowski. But is the 27-year-old really a realistic target?
There is no hiding the fact that Robert Lewandowski is one of the world’s best strikers, one of the most clinical finishers in club football and he has proved that by scoring an astonishing 44 goals in just 61 games for Bayern since his move form Dortmund in 2014 and also 34 goals in 75 games for Poland.
Arsenal have been crying out for a world-class striker since Thierry Henry left and according to reports they will move for Lewandowski if he becomes available.
Lewandowski recently admitted he would like to taste life in England, and if he was to be sold it is reported Bayern would demand £50million for his services as he still has a bumper contract, Arsenal will not be put off by this price.
Arsenal are likely to have £150million available for transfers in the summer.
Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott have seemed to lose the trust of the manager after having a very off season. They have both struggled to get into the team since the return of Danny Welbeck and it is likely Arsenal will look to replace them this summer.
One thing that stands out about Lewandowski is his movement, his ability to glide in behind defenders and find himself in space with a goal scoring. Giroud especially has been criticised for his movement and inability to move ahead of play.
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His type of calibre as a player is of course suited to Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. Three of the biggest clubs ever with the world’s best players and that is why he is deservedly playing at the highest level. Arsenal could also convince him to join. They’re once again going to play Champions League football and compete in the best league in the world; they have an amazing stadium and are able to attract the best players as well as offer huge contracts. A total rebuild could happen this summer for the better and players of Lewandowski’s calibre will certainly be targeted.
Arsenal would have to move quickly to have any chance of signing Lewandowski, with the likes of Real Madrid also thought to be interested as they have been in recent seasons.