Arsenal and West ham are set to go head to head in the pursuit of 27 year old Romanian striker Ciprian Marica. The striker was linked to Arsenal in the January transfer window with several reports in the last few days even after the transfer window closed linking Arsenal to signing on the player. However, West Ham are now in the mix as they are also interested in the near prolific Romanian.
Ciprian Marica recently left Schalke 04 and he is currently club-less. Talksports are reporting that West ham wants the player and have over taken Arsenal in the chase of the experience Romanian. Talksports claim West ham’s defender Razvan Rat who is friends with Ciprian Marica from their time at Shakhtar Donetsk has been talking to the striker to join West ham.
It remains to be seen if Wenger is interested enough to try to beat West ham to the sign of the player. Arsenal are currently short upfront after failing to get any striker signed in the just concluded transfer window.