Still Time: Will Arsene Wenger push the boat out for this perfect No.9?

With so little time left in the transfer window, few Arsenal fans will expect further signings after those of Shkrodan Mustafi and Lucas Perez.

Both are quality players and will bolster two areas of the squad which are patently in need of reinforcement.

But while Mustafi looks like a super partner for Laurent Koscielny we wonder whether Perez has solved the striker problem.

Because while he clearly offers attacking threat with his pace and lovely left foot, he arguably isn’t the top number 9 that Arsenal need to break through the glass ceiling of attractive also-rans.

If anything, Perez looks as if he would be more suited to a role on the left of a front three than as the main target man.

He does offer the pace which Olivier Giroud lacks but he only scored one more goal than the Frenchman in an easier league last season, and with many more minutes played.

If only Wenger were prepared to really throw his money at the situation, he could sign a player who would be perfect for Arsenal. He’s potentially available and still hasn’t joined one of the very biggest clubs in the world.

That man is Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang. Arsenal wouldn’t be expected to get much change from £60m for the brilliant Gabon international and therein lies the problem.

At 27 (just) he may represent bad business for Wenger, who probably wouldn’t want to spend that sort of money on a player who may not have a huge sell on value.

But imagine the success that Arsenal could have if they brought this football monster in? He’s got pace and power to burn. He scores goals at a ridiculous rate – 82 in 142 for Dortmund – and he also has the sort of technique which is rare for such a big man.

Even at £60m he could prove a snip if Arsenal started beating the big boys on a regular basis, or were able to come back from tough away trips with three points instead of one.

TFF believes that Aubameyang would be a perfect signing for Arsenal. Alas, Gunners fans may have to wait for Wenger to depart before players of this profile and price come to the club.

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  1. Well your right Perez did only score 17 goals in la liga a slightly inferior league. However, that doesn’t paint the real picture deportivo la Corunna finished 15 so we’re a struggling team yet Perez scored 17 assisted another 8 so had a hand in 25 of the 45 goals deoportivo scored that’s pretty goo going. Yeah it would be nice to have spent 60 million on a striker but we wouldn’t have got mustafi as well so we have done good business. Let’s judge whether we have done good business at end of season.

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