Arsenal transfers: Laurent Koscielny wants ‘very good’ striker signing

Arsenal transfers: France international Laurent Koscielny wants the Gunners to sign a striker this summer

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Laurent Koscielny has urged Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger to sign a “very good” striker in the summer transfer window.

The Gunners have been linked with a whole host of forwards since the season came to an end, including Real Madrid star Karim Benzema and Queens Park Rangers man Loic Remy.

We need to recruit a very, very good striker, because it’s important for us, for competition for places, because Olivier needs that to become even better

Laurent Koscielny

Arsenal struggled for goals last season as Olivier Giroud produced hit-and-miss form, whilst Germany international Lukas Podolski struggled to hold down a regular starting berth.

“We’ll need a goalkeeper, a right back, a midfielder and a striker,” Koscielny said at France’s pre-World Cup training camp,” Koscielny said.

“It’s important to have a minimum of these four players so that we’ll be better able to challenge over the course of a whole season against teams like Manchester City, Chelsea or (Manchester) United. Winning the FA Cup can change things and lead to other players coming.”

The Gunners defender added: “We need to recruit a very, very good striker, because it’s important for us, for competition for places, because Olivier needs that to become even better.

“Having a striker who scores more than 30 goals a season can help us win the Premier League. Compared to the squads like Manchester City, even United, Chelsea, you can see there’s a certain difference.”

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