As the north Londoners title drought lingered on, many suggested they needed a top goalie, a solid midfielder and a lethal striker. Right now, Arsenal have all those in Cech, Xhaka/Coquelin/El Neny and Sanchez, but they are still not anyway near winning their first Premier League title in more than a decade.
The Gunners have seen Serie A side Torino, turn down a bid for Italy international and sensational striker Belotti, with the the Italian outfit unwilling to let their star possession go for any amount – at least one less than the 23-year-old’s €100million buyout clause.
But is a striker what Arsenal really need right now to challenge for the top prize? Belotti has 13 Serie A goals this season, and will no doubt be a great addition to the Gunners, but so has Sanchez been, with Costa the only player to have scored more goals (14) than the Chilean’s 13.
No player has had a hand in more Premier League goals (13 goals, 7 assists) than the 28-year-old, and he is definitely excelling in his new role upfront.
Giroud has also weighed in 6 goals and 3 assists, and Arsenal boast of more goals between their 2 strikers than any other side in the Premier League.
Yet, they sit in 5th place on the log after 20 games – 8 points off the top spot. So a striker is the least of Arsenal’s problems right now, as only Liverpool (48) has scored more goals than them (44), highlighting how better they have become in the attacking third.
The Emirates outfit could be suffering from a tactical solution, and that boils down to Wenger’s style of play. A top striker won’t win Arsenal their next title. A top manager would.