According to various reports in the Media, French Striker Bafetimbi Gomis has agreed to join Swansea. The 28 year old former Lyon striker has reportedly underwent a medical with the Welsh club.
As a result of the impending signing of the St. Etienne youth product speculation is rife that Wilfred Bony could be on his way out of the club as a result, with several clubs within and out England monitoring the situation at the Liberty Stadium.
Arsenal have been one of the few clubs that the Ivorian striker has been linked to over the past few months. What does this mean to Arsenal’s striker pursuit seeing that he could be available?
Although, Swansea manager Garry Monk intends to pair both Bony and Gomis according to reports, there is no doubt this may likely pave the way for Arsenal to get Wilfred Bony.
Should the club firm up it interest on the Ivorian who will likely be tempted to dump Swansea?
The Ivorian was strongly linked to Arsenal last summer before he eventually sealed a £12 million pound move to Swansea. The Ivorian had a difficult first half of the season, but capped the second half of the season with a good goal return. Averaging a goal every other game between January and the end of last season. This wonderful performance in the just concluded season seems to have gone on notice as the Ivorian keeps getting linked to Arsenal.
Swansea now have in their books Wilfred Bony, Bafetimbi Gomis and Miguel Michu as senior strikers on it books, which means something has to give as they all cannot fit into the team at the same time.
The domino effect of this is that there could be a merry go round, which can only be good news from an Arsenal view point.
It is no longer news that Arsenal are in need of a striker. Much have been said on that, but who that striker would be remains unclear. But with the possible availability of Wilfred Bony, it only means that another striker is in the market for Arsenal to sign.
Yet, whether Arsenal choose to look the way of the Ivorian or not, one thing is clear, that Swansea will not turn down a good bid for him as they already have a like for like replacement in Gomis and should Arsenal decide to do business with Swansea, they will be getting a striker who comes with Premier League experience and will not have to settle down before he hits the ground running.