Our Arsenal supporters in the Football Transfer Tavern are feeling themselves once again after a morale boosting 2-1 victory over their old North London foes Tottenham Hotspur in the third round of the Capital One Cup last night.
In a game in which Spurs controlled large periods of possession with Arsene Wenger’s men still not looking anything near their best, it was rather strangely Mathieu Flamini who was the hero of the night with a brace to leave the men from down the Seven Sisters Road in jovial spirits.
Volleying his second goal past Michel Vorm with aplomb, our resident Gooners have today joked that the club have found their new number nine with Flamini’s two goals coming in his first appearance of the season for the Gunners.
Written off alongside many Arsenal fans in the summer alongside Mikel Arteta who lined up with Flamini in the middle of the park last night, yesterday’s two goal showing from the Frenchman will at least convince some of his doubters that he still has the stomach for a fight.
As far as their forwards were concerned for the evening, Olivier Giroud was unconvincing while Theo Walcott only emerged near the end but the general consensus is that if one of those two players got injured, Arsenal would be in a fair spot of bother.
Refraining from signing an outfield player in the summer, we know there are no guarantees that Arsene Wenger will be active in January when prices are often hiked up more and certain top level players are cup tied in the Champions League.
With that in mind, we’ve devised a list of five Premier League strikers who Arsenal should prioritise moves for, knowing at the same time that they could compete in the Champions League’s latter stages, if Arsenal get there that is!
Click on the image below to reveal the 5 Premier League strikers that Arsenal should snap up in January.