Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is starting to put together a plan B in his hunt for a new striker as it looks more and more likely that Liverpool striker Luis Suarez will be staying at Anfield this summer after the Uruguayan admitted that the support from the Liverpool fans has been overwhelming.
The Gunners have already had two formal bids rejected by The Reds for Suarez and it now looks like Wenger is ready to try elsewhere as his hunt for a striker continues.
Earlier on in the summer, Wenger failed to sign Stevan Jovetic and Gonzalo Higuain, who went on to join Manchester City and Napoli respectively and it now looks like he will miss out on Suarez as well.
The club’s officials have started putting together a back-up option and the two main men on their list are Manchester City’s Edin Dzeko and Swansea City’s Michu.
Dzeko, who has never really been a first-team feature for City, will now face more competition for a chance in the starting-11 as he battles with Sergio Aguero, Alvaro Negredo and also Stevan Jovetic, so the chances of him getting first-team football at the Etihad are slim, which could benefit Arsenal if they do pursue their interest.
As for Michu, signed for Swansea for £2million last summer, the Spaniard was sensational in his first season in England and has caught they eye of Arsene Wenger who is now thinking about whether or not to pursue the forward.
With the Premier League starting in just three days, Wenger’s time is rapidly running out and signing someone before the deadline slams shut at the end of the month now looks even more tricky for the Frenchman.
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt