After both Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott let us down in yet another season, we absolutely must sign a striker this summer and it appears Wenger and his team are working very hard behind the scene to bring in a striker to the club. According to a quote attributed to Udinese club president Franco Soldati Arsenal have made an offer fro their striker Duvan Zapata.
Zapata had a good, but not great season for Udinese in the just concluded serie A season scoring Eight times in a total of 25 appearances – mostly a sub. Franco Soldati was quoted as saying;
“There is a clause that allows Napoli to recall him early from the two-year loan.
“He is very happy in Udine, his agent said that too, and I hope he can remain with our jersey.
“He also received many offers from abroad, including from Arsenal.
“However, first we want Coach Beppe Iachini to get to know the team so they can make shared decisions.”
This will be a surprise and looking critically at it, I doubt the Udinese president will be lying about the interest from Arsenal as it serves him no good in any way and if we are interested ( which I think we are ), I wonder what we need him for. We should be going for a striker doing better than Giroud not a striker scoring three times less than Giroud.
Even Theo Walcott scored more than Eight goals last season and last season was regarded as one of his poorest season in Arsenal colours.