Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is renowned for his shrewdness in the transfer market especially when it comes to exploiting the negative financial positions of clubs to prise away top targets. Such was the method employed to get Santi Cazorla and Mesut Ozil from Malaga and Real Madrid respectively.
In the case of Cazorla, Malaga had financial difficulties as they were unable to pay the wages of their players and a lot of the top stars wanted to quit, hence the departure of Cazorla to Arsenal.
When Cazorla was targeted, Wenger also had his eyes firmly fixed on another Malaga star Salomon Rondon but unfortunately, Rubin Kazan was faster and they beat Arsenal to Venezuelan.
Eighteen months after, Rondon seems disillusioned with life at an average club in a cold city and wants a move back to footballing limelight. He has already been linked with a move to Dortmund as a potential replacement for Lewandowski and reports now have it that Arsenal scouts are impressed with his performance and Wenger may throw his hat into the ring.
Wenger has a track record of keeping tabs on targets even if he had suffered previous disappointments in his bid to land them. He missed Cazorla when he was leaving Villareal but eventually got him. Missed Ozil when he was leaving Werder Bremen but eventually got him. Hence, he could eventually get Rondon despite initially loosing him to the Russian outfit.
At twenty-four and for £10m, the ex-Malaga striker looks a good piece of business as he can play as a lone striker or with another striker. Player wants move, Arsenal need striker. It is up to Wenger to realize both ambitions.