Despite of Arsenal’s excellent deadline day, they never really gave up the pursuit for a striker. After losing out on Gonzalo Higuain, Luis Suarez, Pablo Osvaldo and Wayne Rooney they never gave up their hunt for a goal scorer in their frontline attack. Arsene Wenger has answered his critics brilliantly by signing Mesut Ozil and he proved that he is the man to rely by making efforts for Di Natale.
Wenger was reportedly keen to support his striking options and is believed to have identified the 35-year-old experienced Italian as a potential solution. Any deal for Di Natale is believed to have been dependent on Udinese being able to secure a suitable replacement which, due to the timing of the bid, seemingly wasn’t possible.
Arsenal was believed to sign a goal scorer upfront as it was their primary target but after trying for different goal scorers they were unable to provide competition to the French international Giroud which will slightly make their fans worry but Gunners will be content with the signing of arguably the best attacking midfielder in the world.
The fee to bring the German international is believed to be in the region of £42.4 million, almost tripling the fee Arsenal paid for Russian midfielder Andrey Arshavin in 2009.