Arsenal are believed to be looking at alternate striking targets, if they are unable to prise Luis Suarez away from Liverpool soon.
Comments in Uruguayan media saw Suarez clarifying his future, with him reportedly saying that he will be signing a new contract with Liverpool, because of the support of his fans. This gives cause for concern to Arsenal, and they have started looking at other targets, whom they can pursue, if a new Suarez bid fails even though Suarez has denied he did not make the said comments.
Reports have it that Arsenal are looking at a double deal from PSV Eindhoven, with the Gunners poised to swoop for Georginio Wijnaldum and Zakaria Bakkali.
Wijnaldum, who is an attacking midfielder, is the club captain of the Dutch side and would add creativity to the Arsenal squad, who sometimes look short on, especially when the opposition finds a way to stifle Santi Cazorla. Bakkali, who plays as a striker, made his debut for PSV recently, and scored a hattrick against NEC Nijmegen.
The 17 year old, who revealed he turned down the chance to join Manchester City, is one of the latest young prodigies to come out from Belgium. Bakkali has also been called up by Belgium for their friendly against France, this week. Arsenal had their chief scout in Holland, Peter Clarke to check out both players, and would certainly have been impressed by their performances, with Wijnaldum also grabbing a brace.
The Daily Mail also reported today that Arsenal are looking at Swansea’s Michu, and Manchester City’s Bosnian striker, Edin Dzeko, as alternate signings to Luis Suarez.