As Arsenal prepare for the visit of Swansea City tonight before Saturday’s short trip to Tottenham Hotspur, they will also be getting their shortlist ready for future acquisitions.
According to The Daily Mail, Arsene Wenger is going to be handed a £70m war chest to improve his squad over the summer.
The paper reports that the French manager has pinpointed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Odion Ighalo and N’Golo Kante as his main targets.
However, instead of dividing the Gunners’ deal-making talents across three fronts, the north Londoners should focus on making one key signing.
Aubameyang is exactly what Arsenal need to serve their manifesting goalscoring problems and signing the 26-year-old whatever the price would surely bring about success.
The Borussia Dortmund striker has scored 29 goals in 31 games across all competitions for the Bundesliga outfit.
In contrast, the forward’s Arsene Wenger has at his disposal are failing in front of goal and this is a key reason behind them falling behind in the Premier League title race.
The 3-2 loss to Manchester United in their last outing saw Arsenal fall five points behind table-topping Leicester City, while after last night’s games they are now six points behind.
Olivier Giroud’s downturn in form has coincided with the Gunners’ title challenge beginning to go off the boil and will ultimately be the reason Wenger doesn’t end his 12-year wait to pick up the Premier League.
The French striker hasn’t scored in his last nine outings across all competitions, while the other forwards at the Emirates aren’t doing much better.
Theo Walcott has only managed to find the net once in his last 14 appearances, while he only managed one more in the eight games before that.
Danny Welbeck has struck twice in his four matches throughout the entire campaign, with injury preventing him from contributing further.
Aubameyang would clearly manage a much better return than these three combined and help end Arsenal’s Premier League title drought.