Arsenal’s start to the season has impressed us all here at the Football Transfer Tavern and, if reports are anything to go by, it could get a whole lot better come January.
Metro report that Arsene Wenger is keeping an eye on developments regarding Manchester City super sub Edin Dzeko ahead of the January transfer window, with the Bosnian heavily linked with a move away from the Etihad Stadium in a bid for regular football.
It is believed that Arsene Wenger will be in the market for a striker in January in order to ease the workload on Olivier Giroud, but City’s reluctance to sell to to a potential title rival could see the Emirates Stadium outfit having to stump up at least £18 million for Dzeko.
Wenger will also see Dzeko as a more realistic option ahead of his other transfer targets, such as Porto’s Jackson Martinez, Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema, Aston Villa’s Christian Benteke and Juventus’ Fernando Llorente.
Dzeko has netted 46 goals in 118 appearances in all competitions for City since he arrived from Wolfsburg in 2010, but he has regularly been forced to feature from the bench and has continued to see his chances limited at the Etihad Stadium under new manager Manuel Pellegrini.
The 27-year-old three-time Bosnian footballer of the year has recently expressed his desire to leave City for regular first team football and may opt to a remain in the Premier League instead of move abroad to other interested clubs, such as Inter Milan and Borussia Dortmund.
If Arsenal did move for Dzeko, would he still be behind Olivier Giroud in the Arsenal striking pecking order? Let us know your thoughts below.
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