Arsene Wenger hints at buying a new striker for Arsenal

Arsenal could well be forced into the transfer market with the injury to forward Olivier Giroud. The striker has been the main man for the Gunners, and has been in sensational form this term. But finding suitable strikers may prove difficult as a number of potential targets appear to be out of reach for the Premier League leaders.

Giroud misses the New Year’s Day visit of managerless Cardiff City to the Emirates Stadium with an ankle injury and he is a doubt for Saturday’s FA Cup third round tie at home to Tottenham.

The long serving Frenchman spoke, “I believe we have to give [Giroud] credit for one thing, that physically he has coped with it until now in a remarkable way and with a fantastic combative attitude. I don’t know if we will do something or not [in January], but it is not to replace Olivier Giroud, we have a great confidence in Olivier Giroud.”

Diego Costa and Christian Benteke have all been linked with the club, and it seems that Wenger currently cannot win. The likes of Costa are settled and Benteke is suffering from injury.