It is no secret that Arsenal are in dire need of a potent striker considering the vacuum that has been created with the career-threatening injury suffered by forward Danny Welbeck which will see him return to first team football in late October according to medical reports.
To make matters worse , French man Oliver Giroud and Theo Walcott were both abysmal after Giroud went 15 games without a Premier League goal. This has made the signing of a first class striker a priority hence Arsenal fans are not surprised with the news that the club are planning to sign Sporting Lisbon’s Algerian forward Islam
Slimani who has been in impressive form for the past two seasons.
According to the Daily Mirror, Sporting value the striker at £23.25 million which is a fee Arsenal would be able to pay if their actions match their words. This is after Arsenal received a massive £100 million from the Premier League after finishing second in the league last season. Slimani’s contract runs until 2020 which will
make his signing slightly difficult .
The striker scored 27 League goals , providing a further six assists for his club as the finished runners-up to rivals Benfica.