by Nia Griffiths

Arsenal have supposedly made contact with Juventus over striker Fernando Llorente.

Although there are conflicting reports saying that Manchester United are in the lead to sign the 30-year-old, a source has said that it’s actually Arsenal who are due to sign the Spaniard for £8m.

Despite Arsene Wenger proclaiming he’s happy with our current strike-force, which was reinforced when Olivier Giroud scored against Lyon during Saturday’s Emirates Cup match, he’s said he’s open to the idea of making a new signing, should the right player come along.

Whether Llorente is the right player or not, I’m unsure. He’s played 90 matches for the Serie A team since he joined in 2013 and scored 27 goals, which isn’t bad. However, only nine of those came last season during 45 appearances.

In my opinion, he’s no better than who we have – certainly not Giroud. As a back up on the bench, he’d be fine but we’ve also got capable backup in the form of Danny Welbeck, when he returns to fitness. We also have Alexis Sanchez and goals coming from all over the pitch, meaning in Wenger’s words, we aren’t desperate for a new striker at all.

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