The season is all but over for Arsenal as they were dumped out of the FA Cup by a brilliant Watford side at the Emirates. The Gunners were outgunned and the only competition that they could win is the Premier League and that depends on Leicester slipping up and Tottenham also doing the same.
Arsenal are still in the Champions League but could well be decided as they have to beat Barcelona at the Camp Nou and overturn a two-goal deficit, not the easiest thing in the world against a side that has not lost in over 30 games this season.
There have been many grumblings about Arsenal this season, despite Arsene Wenger signing Petr Cech to solve his defensive problems, the same issues that plagued Arsenal stayed. A world class central defender and a world class striker are still being missed at the club and the Gunners have been linked with a host of players, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic for the summer.
No Zlatan for Arsenal
Although they have been linked with a move for the Swedish striker, Zlatan is not the right way to go for Arsene Wenger or Arsenal. He is too big a player to try and control and more often than not, he would end up with some sort of snazzy remark which would not go down well with Wenger.
There is no questioning the ability of the PSG striker but having never played in the Premier League, signing someone with a huge wage requirement wouldn’t be the smartest thing to do from the side that has always talked about spending the right amount of money for the right player.
Zlatan might be one of the most clinical strikers in the world but at 34 years of age, he isn’t the youngest and would only be at his best for another season or two, if things work out well.
Arsenal do need a striker who can bully defences, run well and even score a lot of goals and they do not have to look too far away but in England for one of the hottest strikers at the moment.
While Arsenal were knocked out of the FA Cup, their London rival’s Chelsea also got a taste of that as a clinical display by Romelu Lukaku ensured his ex-employers wouldn’t have any trophies this season. Lukaku bullied and battered the Chelsea defence but his first goal showed just how versatile he is with the ball and twisted and turned before he smartly finished past Courtois.
Lukaku has scored 21 goals in 30 games this season and has even had a hand in six goals by providing assists. The Belgian is only 22-years-old at the moment and he will get better with each game he plays.
Everton have a Belgian beast who is getting better with each season and well playing under Arsene Wenger could well turn him into the finished article. Lukaku even knows the Premier League very well and has often spoken about moving to a club which plays in the big time.
Arsenal have spent huge when they need to and Lukaku is a player that could well solve the problems at the top end of the side. What they now need is the capital to bring him to the club, Arsene better have his cheque book ready to bring someone who is expected to turn the world around with his ability and hopefully a ton of goals for the Gunners.