With Danny Welbeck injured, Arsenal could do with some added firepower this January.
There still no clear idea when the England international will return, and Arsenal are missing a valuable and versatile option. Welbeck is able to cover three positions, and his absence has been felt all season with Theo Walcott and Alexis Sánchez also suffering from injuries while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been unable to find form.
Olivier Giroud’s goals and hold up play have carried the Gunners for a little while, but what if he were to suffer an injury?
Fulham striker Moussa Dembele is now being suggested as a possible target.
The 19-year-old has some Premier League experience, playing twice in the division during the 2013/14 campaign, which saw Fulham relegated. After struggling in the Championship last year, the striker has matured and found the back of the net nine times in the league so far this season.
A huge prospect who has represented France at almost every youth level, there is a lot of interest in him with Spurs and Liverpool both allegedly keen, but it may well be Arsenal who need him most. Formerly at PSG, the striker is set for big things but Fulham are well aware of that and would look for £12m for his services, a lot of money for an unproven teenager.
We don’t think Arsenal will pay that this month, even for a more established player, as Arsène Wenger is generally happy with his squad. Mohamed Elneny is set to come in and a forward player could be targeted at the end of the month if Danny Welbeck’s condition hasn’t improved, but that would probably be a more established striker who could have an immediate impact on results.