Arsenal are keen on beefing up their attacking ranks in the wake of the severe injury to key attacker Theo Walcott and it seems Wenger has set sights on one of the media mooted targets Real Madrid’s youngster Alvaro Morata.
According to reports from Mirror, Arsenal are trying their best to sign Real Madrid youngster Alvaro Morata in January. There is also a report from ESPN that claims Arsenal scouts are watching the youngster closely and the deal looks more and more possible now.
The move for Morata is certainly not a surprise though Wenger denied the tell-tale last month when queried about it but situation this year has obviously forced Wenger’s hand. First on New Year’s day, Bendtner suffered an ankle injury that has since ruled him out for a month and just a few days after, the blow came as Walcott suffered a severe knee injury that has all but ended his season and World Cup dreams.
With all these, an urgent striker needs to be brought in. It seems Wenger is reluctant to bring in a striker on permanent basis provided it is not any of the names on his A-list of strikers. The chances of getting any of them in January is slim and the shrewd Frenchman is ready to bid his time till the summer to sign a marquee striker. That explains the choice of Morata who is young and having first team football hard to come buy in a star-studded Real Madrid set-up. The Spaniards are reluctant to sell the youngster but could be open to a loan deal which would see him get more first team action at a top club.
At this juncture, it seems the desires of Arsenal, real Madrid and Morata and aligned and a loan deal shouldn’t be difficult to seal. Morata came into spotlight after some impressive performances in Under-21 European Championship in Israel (last summer), where he scored four goals and also won the golden ball award.