Is the wait over? Reports have claimed that the agent of Romanian striker Ciprian Marica has revealed that he is close to joining Arsenal. The Gunners were in the dying need of a striker last season eventually losing out on Gonzalo Higuain and Luis Suarez.
Marica, 27, is a free agent after his contract at Schalke expired at the end of last season, and he has recently been linked with Shakhtar Dontesk, Lazio and Inter Milan.
Getafe have also been credited with an interest, but, according to Marica’s representative Ioan Becali, Arsenal could be set to acquire his services, after they failed to land an experienced forward in the summer.
The player’s agent revealed today, “Marica is a really great striker who has already got experience in western European football and so it’s natural that big clubs are eyeing his career. He’s close to joining Arsenal, but we have to wait for the next week.”
The player will help Gunners in the strike department with almost close to no depth. Marica for Gunners will also help facing the injury concerns and with the midfielder as Ozil behind him he can definitely notch up a few goals.