According to Daily Star, Arsenal could be set to re-ignite their interest in fringe Chelsea striker Demba Ba. The Gunners are desperately in search of a striker to act as a dependable cover to Olivier Giroud after Bendtner and Walcott suffered various degree of injuries.
That report is really interesting considering the fact that Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho himself prevented the Senegalese striker from joining Arsenal on deadline day in the summer transfer window after the Gunners landed German midfielder Mesut Ozil. Mourinho famously affirmed that he blocked the loan move because the partnership of Ozil and Ba would have propelled Arsenal from been title outsiders to genuine title contenders.
If he blocked it in the summer when it didn’t look like Arsenal will do well and didn’t look like Chelsea would struggle, is it now in the winter window that is clear that Arsenal are good enough to win the title that Mourinho would sanction such a move?
Ba joining Arsenal would really strengthen the Gunners attack. While I am not admitting that the Senegalese is the best forward available, he is a decent forward despite the poor goal returns that he has had at Chelsea since moving there. He would certainly fare better at Arsenal and with Ozil, Wilshere, Cazorla, Giroud and Podolski producing the assists, his goal return will drastically improve.
Arsenal beefing up the striking department would push them close to the Premier League and trust Mourinho not to lend them a helping hand. Wenger should look elsewhere in his bid to bolster the attack that has been decimated by the injury to Walcott.