Time is running out for Arsene Wenger to finish his illustrious career with a flourish, and it looks as if the boss is ready to change his transfer philosophy.
Wenger is usually known for buying cheap late on in the transfer window and leave Arsenal fans yet again disappointed following the long list of potential targets drawn up in their heads.
However, with the recent developments regarding Jamie Vardy, we’re starting to see an approach to transfers that could finally put a smile on the supporters faces.
Purchasing an in-form striker who has proven himself on a club and international level time after time seems the only viable way to clinch another trophy and put to bed those ‘Wexit’ banners.
But following recent updates regarding Arsenal’s £22million bid for Leicester’s top goalscorer, there’s a sudden realisation that the 29-year-old might not be packing his bags just yet.
Every media outlet seem to have their own opinion on the matter, but until we get the confirmation from the striker himself, we’re still sat with an injured Danny Welbeck and Olivier Giroud as our only out-and-out striker.
Therefore we’ve drawn up a list of potential candidates that could fill a gap in this side that is now starting to develop cobwebs, but could you see any of these players in our number nine shirt?
1 – Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon)
A regular when it comes to options for targets in the forward role, we’ve said time after time that Lacazette could be ready to step out of Ligue 1.
At 24 years old he’s still got his best years ahead of him, but despite his impressive goalscoring record it’s a big risk to bring Lyon’s top man to the Emirates.
Having been established in their academy since 2003, Lacazette has lived and breathed football for Lyon and has never stepped out of French football.
He’s had a couple of stints in European competitions and after being called up to the French international squad in 2013 has bagged 10 appearances.
However, you may be wondering why Lacazette isn’t busy representing his country at the Euro’s, and that’s because he has never proven himself at the very best level.
He has all of the right attributes and can score goals, 21 of them in 33 league appearances during 2015/16, but he’s scoring in a division he’s become comfortable with.
Perhaps it’s time for him to move on and challenge himself to get noticed and light up the national side alongside it, let’s hope he’s not a one-club man because it’ll be great to see him in the Premier League, Arsenal or not.