Apparently, Arsenal need a new striker and, in keeping with Gunners traditions of signing left-field footballers to save the pennies that will inevitably be flagged by angry supporters when they fall off the title pace next term, they are targeting Nuremburg’s Josip Drmic.
Arsene Wenger will overlook world-class talents of Edin Dzeko, Jackson Martinez and Diego Costa’s stature in favour of the Swiss goal-getter, who has notched 11 goals in 23 Bundesliga appearances this season.
With their title hopes now in tatters, the north Londoners must look to cement fourth spot, which doesn’t look anywhere near the certainty it did a few weeks ago with Everton creeping up the rails.
A 5/2-rated victory over Manchester City next is essential, a price that returns £75 profit if fledgling bwinners stake the £30 free bet they receive for opening an account at bwin.com on an Arsenal win.
Breaching City’s robust backline will be a problem, with the lack of alternatives to solo senior line-leader Olivier Giroud leaving the Frenchman look particularly fatigued in recent matches.
Reinforcements are required in the summer, with 21-year-old Drmic, who has been subject to several scouting missions from the Gunners’ recruitment force, reportedly a leading candidate to come in.
Tottenham are also thought to hold a keen interest on the former FC Zurich man, who has two goals to show from his five full international caps.
Should Wenger’s men fend off the charge of the Toffees and snare the final top-four spot, beating Spurs to Drmic’s signature shouldn’t be too difficult and their penchant for scoring at least two goals at home gives them a chance of denting Man City’s title hopes.
In nine of the previous 11 outings on the homestead they’ve put at least two away, failing to score in the remaining pair of games in which they couldn’t muster this total.
Exactly two have been registered in six of these matches and a price of 31/10 says they score that many against the Citizens.