Arséne Wenger has been targeting Luis Suarez to be the replacement for Robin Van Persie that Arsenal were desperately searching for. The Uruguayan, who scored 30 goals last season in all competitions, could be a perfect replacement for the Dutchman, who scored 36 goals in his last season at the Emirates.
Arsenal have Olivier Giroud as their only recognised forward; since Lukas Podolski’s best position in the team is as of yet, undecided; even though he has performed to expectations, breaking his own personal target of scoring a dozen goals, the Gunners would not want a situation to develop like last season, where the Frenchman was suspended for three of the last four games of the season, after seeing red against Fulham forcing Wenger to play Podolski as the lone striker in his absence. Although the team scored some goals but it was obvious that Podolski isn’t a centre forward.
Suarez could play as the central striker, but has the ability to play across the front line and as well as on the wings. Suarez’s finishing along with Santi Cazorla’s magic, and Wilshere’s grit could make a league winning combination. Suarez’s height, or rather the lack of it, might mean that Arsenal will to bring in Giroud whenever they need to play aerial balls or want a plan B. Suarez, at the age of 26, will be nearing his peak, which is exactly what Arsenal need, an experienced player who will not need time to adjust to the demands of the Premier League.