We all know Arsenal is short up front and we know how Wenger tried but failed to sign Luiz Suarez, Gonzalo Higuain, Wayne Rooney and on the very last day of the transfer Demba Ba. Although the window is closed but clubs can still sign players who are free agents and if reports from Spain and Italy are to be believed, Arsenal are on the verge of signing either Ciprian Marica or Joseba Llorente on a free transfer.
Ciprian Marica was a target for Arsenal in the just concluded transfer window but nothing came out it but after failing to land his more rated strikers, Wenger is now said to be considering signing the player on a free transfer. Marica is a 27-year-old Romanian international with 21 goals in 63 matches for his country. He was recently released by Schalke 04. Aside Schalke, he has played for Stuttgart and Shakhtar Donetsk.
Joseba Llorente on the other hand is a 24 year old Spanish. He is to some extend prolific having scored a total of 19 goals in 2008/09, 15 coming in La Liga for Villa real. He also had spent three years at Real Valladolid, where he scored a total of 57 times in 3 seasons.
The fact that both players will be coming on free and on wages that can be said to be cheap when compared to others may delight Wenger.