Agent of FC Bayern Munich striker Mario Mandzukic has arrived London to hold crucial talks with representatives of Arsenal over a possible move in the summer. Arsenal’s need for a striker is the worst kept football secret as everyone can see we desperately need another striker. Someone who can completely turn Giroud to a bench warmer.
The manager is expected to at least bring in one experienced forward to take the pressure off French forward Olivier Giroud or totally replace during the summer. If reports published by the Metro are anything to go by, then the Gunners appear to have stolen a match over other interested clubs to win the signature of Mandzukic.
Mandzukic is one of the most lethal strikers in the present Bayern team haven already scored 23 goals in 36 appearances this season alone. However, with the inclusion of Dortmund’s Lewandoski in the summer; Mandzukic is likely to have his contribution restricted.
With a club like Arsenal needing a striker whose stock is as high as the Bayern Munich star man, there is no doubt that a player of his calibre would not find it difficult to make the first team. Moreover, the Gunners are more likely to offer Mandzukic a regular place week in week out based on his experience; and this should be an added incentive for a player looking for regular play time.
The lure of London is another attraction for the Bayern star man as reports say he is keen to try his hand in a different league; with the EPL his likely destination. The 27 year old Croatian international is known for his insatiable appetite for goals; and that is precisely what Arsenal have been looking for.
The pressure of shouldering the team’s goal scoring responsibility has been on Olivier Giroud all season. If the club is seriously looking to put the pressure that comes with not winning a trophy since the past 9 behind them; then they might as well go for a player who knows how to put the ball behind the safest of hands.
The transfer window is not opened yet, but it would seem that the stage is set for all kinds of strikers and players on planet earth to be linked with clubs; especially Arsenal. Moreover, recent newspaper reports claiming that the club has a massive £100 Million to spend in the summer is another reason to expect all kinds of rumours of players being linked to the Gunners.