After the signing of Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal is still not done with their attempts to bolster their attack. The Gunners are in the market for a central striker that would provide competition in the first team for current striker Olivier Giroud.
Arsenal has already been linked with move for another French forward Loic Remy who is set to move away from QPR despite their return to the elite division. The Gunners according to reports have agreed a fee with their London rivals for Remy but personal terms seem a great hurdle according to reports, Since the Gunners have not been able to agree personal terms with Remy, the deal might just be off and it might just be wise for Arsenal to look elsewhere.
How about a move for Swansea’s Ivorian striker Wilfried Bony. Liverpool are interested in landing the Ivorian as they seek replacement for Suarez that left for Barcelona. Liverpool might be leading the race for his signature but Arsenal can hijack the move.
Wenger has his way of convincing players and he used it to land Ramsey and Sanchez despite rival bids from Manchester United, Juventus and Liverpool for both men respectively. Bony is a good striker and has proven his ability in two different leagues. He did well in the Dutch League and continued the fine form in the Premier League though playing for a modest Premier League team. The Ðutch League might not be one of the top leagues in Europe but some players have come out of it and set the Premier League alight with goals. Ruud Van Nistelroy and Suarez are just few of the many that achieved it. Though a flop also came out of there in the person of Afonso Alves. The Brazilian had a huge goal scoring record in the Dutch League but became a mega flop in the Premier League.
In Bony’s case, he has proven that he has what it takes to succeed in the Premier League after his first season with Swansea. Bony might be a cheaper alternative to Remy and he might cost more in transfer fee but his wages is likely going to be significantly lesser than the Frenchman. Swansea is just a modest club and are unlikely to have placed Bony on high wages unlike QPR that lured players with highfalutin wages no thanks to their moneybag owner.