Your Need Another Striker – Bruce Rioch Tells Wenger

Bruce Rioch

Arsene Wenger has been advised to sign 1-2 strikers once the January transfer window opens. Former Arsenal manager Bruce Rioch is of the believe that the gunners are short up front and as such has told Wenger to ensure he bolsters his squad once the January transfer window opens.

Rioch told Sky Sports News Radio : “They’re definitely a top-four team,”.

“If they had Thierry Henry or Ian Wright in their team I’d say they’d be a top-two team, but it’s the goals.

“You’ve got to be scoring around 80 goals a season on a regular basis and I just wonder whether they’ve got enough strikers at the club to score those goals.

“You look at the midfield, there’s some good players there, and they’ve added a very, very good player. He will make the team better. It’s whether they’ve got the ammunition and the goals to go into the top two.”

It would be recalled that Arsenal tried to sign a marquee striker in the just concluded transfer window but failed to sign any one of them. The gunners were linked to signing Real Madrid’s Gonzalo Higuain and Karim Benzema, Liverpool’s Luiz Suarez and Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney but none of them was signed.

Arsenal’s only striking options at the moment remain Olivier Giroud and Yaya Sanogo with other makeshift options been Lukas Podolski and Theo Walcott.


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  1. What a great idea! “We need another striker”. Brilliant. We’ve got OZIL so we’ll get a striker. It’s a “no brainer” just like a free Flamini.

  2. LaYet without a heaven class striker, Arsenal scored 2nd highest number of goals last season . The Arsenal of Wenger ‘s dream is the one that relies on no single striker but 4-5 players who can score double digits of goals. With their creative midfield , things would happen . This is not to say he does not need another striker but time would tell.

    1. in reply to Oguntuase
      We need a high profile striker because those we have could not score against chelsea, Manu and city. Even Wenger said so.
      If you happened to miss this, then no need to comment.

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