Three strikers Arsenal could sign in the January transfer window

After a quiet summer, Jonathan Spencer takes a look at three potential striker targets for Arsenal during the January transfer window

By Jonathan Spencer

Edinson Cavani

After being touted as a target for Arsenal on numerous occasions, he will surely be linked to the club again in January. It has been made clear that the Uruguayan is not content with life in Paris, as he has played a backseat role during the majority of his time with Paris Saint-Germain. It is believed that the main reason Arsene Wenger did not want to sign 28-year-old Cavani in the last few days of the summer window was due to his £50m price-tag. However, It is understood that Cavani could be available for less come 2016 and PSG may be willing to listen to offers for their striker during the winter window.

Simone Zaza

According to reports, Arsenal made a last-minute bid for the Italian in the summer transfer window. However, they were yet again put off by a £22m asking price, for a player who scored 11 goals last season at Sassuolo. Although Juventus re-signed the forward in July on a five-year deal for a fee of around £12.75m, Zaza has not been rewarded with pitch time and if he remains an unused substitute for the reigning Serie A champions, he may put pressure on the club to let him leave in January. This might not be the name Arsenal fans wanted to hear being linked with their club but Wenger may be willing to pursue a loan deal for Zaza in January.

Aleksandr Kokorin

The 24-year-old was reported to be on the brink of joining Arsenal on loan at the end of the window. The Dynamo Moscow striker was linked with a one-year loan move, with an option to turn this into a permanent deal. Kokorin has netted eight goals in 32 matches for Russia. Overall for his club, he has bagged 48 goals in 144 matches. Although not the greatest goal to game ratio and not the striker that Arsenal fans would want to see arrive, he has much experience playing up top and he would provide Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott with competition in the latter half of the season. However, especially if Arsenal start to find their scoring touch, it is unlikely that Wenger will strengthen this position in January. Wenger missed an opportunity this summer.

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