Arsenal should really be focusing their attention on a new striker in January, but they have also been linked with the Clasico pair, so who would be the better signing?
1. Angel Di Maria
Basically every top club in Europe has been linked with the Argentina international since the record breaking transfer of Gareth Bale. Angel Di Maria has claimed that he is happy in the Spanish capital despite seeing his chances in the first team decline. Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City, Manchester United, Inter Milan, Paris Saint Germain and AS Monaco have all been linked to the former Benfica man, making the competition tough for the Gunners. Di Maria however would suit Arsenal’s style perfectly. He’s a good passer, has glue-like ball control, he’s fast and also skillful, while also having an assist tally Mesut Ozil would be proud of. He is likely to cost a huge transfer fee, which would be hard for Arsenal to pay, and although Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur would also find it hard to stump up that much money, and that may be encouraging for the Gunners, what may be tough to accept is that Inter, Paris Saint Germain and Monaco are three of the richest clubs in the world, and could meet his value quite easily. However, if Di Maria drops any hints that Arsenal would be his preferred destination, Arsene Wenger should do all he can to sign him.