Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger talked openly about the type of player he is looking to sign in the January transfer window. Veteran manager hinted that he is looking for a striker not to replace Giroud in the squad, but to play along with or without the French striker.
Wenger said before Aston Villa game, (Source: Bleacher Report)
“Last summer I looked for a striker that could play with Giroud and withoutGiroud. In my mind it was not absolutely to replace Giroud, it was to play with or without him. ”
“He has qualities that the rest of the squad has not got. He always gives us that strength. We have small players who combine quickly, so to find someone who can hold it, keep the ball, make some room for other players, he does that very well. He gives us a very good balance.”
This means he is not looking to buy big names like Benzema or Jackson Martinez. May be someone like Morata is what Wenger have in his mind right now.