Do Arsenal need more attacking power?

Are we a little thin up top? The Express reckons so…

The Express are running an EXCLUSIVE this week that Arsenal are keen to sign Barcelona forward, Pedro. They even captalised it, so you know they mean business and are 100% reliable.

BARCELONA, SPAIN – APRIL 28: Pedro Rodriguez of FC Barcelona makes a pass beside Mehdi Lacen of Getafe CF during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Getafe CF at Camp Nou on April 28, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

The Spanish forward, who has been at Barcelona his entire footballing career, is thought to be unhappy that his place in the starting 11 has been taken over by ex-Liverpool striker, Luis Suarez. There are no quotes or relevant information to back this up of course.

We’re supposedly looking to bring the 27-year-old to the Emirates for £24m – the same price Robin van Persie left Arsenal for at the age of 29 – and the Express claim that we also made an inquiry for the player last season.

The Spanish international has scored 10 goals and assisted seven in 38 appearances for Barcelona so far this season and would be an interesting addition to the squad. However, as far as strikers go, Arsenal are actually reasonably well-equipped, with Olivier Giroud in form, Danny Welbeck on the bench and Alexis Sanchez ready to step in if needs be.

The question is: if Pedro isn’t willing to sit on the bench at Barcelona, the team he’s played for his entire life, why would he be willing to sit on ours?

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