Could Konstantinos Mitroglou be the new striker at Arsenal?
The Greek forward has found goals easy to come by so far this season with a stunning four hat-tricks in just nine games in all competitions. He has carried that form on to the international stage with Greece to, netting thee goals in his last four caps.
After a slow start to his Olympiacos career, Mitroglou has become the leading man for both club and country which has made other clubs across Europe take note. Arsenal are one of those clubs and are desperate to add a striker to their squad.
Olivier Giroud remains the only senior striker in the Gunners squad with Nicklas Bendtner and Park Chu-Young surplus to requirements at the Emirates but the Dane is currently being used until the January transfer window opens.
The club have already been linked with moves for Liverpool forward Luis Suarez, Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, Manchester United duo Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez as well as Juventus’ Spaniard Fernando Llorente.
At only 25, Mitroglou is coming in to his peak years with this being his best chance at a crack at the ‘big time’. His 20 goals from last season is currently his most prolific season but with 12 goals from nine games, already, it’s likely that he could eclipse that tally, which would really make Arsenal, and other clubs take note.
A bid of around £8 million is likely to get accepted by the Greek side but with several other targets available, Arsene Wenger will have to think wisely about what striker to bring in.