The winter transfer window is set to open in just over two weeks, and with Gervinho and Chamakh leaving for the entire month on international duty at the Africa Cup of Nations, the striking department has been stripped bare.
If the Gunners face any more fitness concerns then Wenger has admitted he will consider dipping into the market, speaking at a Q&A session Wenger said:
We lose players like Chamakh and Gervinho to the Africa Cup of Nations, so hopefully touch wood we do not get any injuries to our strikers. But if an opportunity turns up in that department then we will buy.
The situation, I must say, is a bit special. Economically the whole environment has changed and people suffer more. The clubs will suffer more financially and it’s much more difficult.
Maybe we will have some opportunities because we are in a good financial situation.
Whether the Gunners face any more fitness concerns or not, Wenger needs to buy another striker. Van Persie won’t be able to keep up his blistering form all season as he will require rest for the odd League match and Champions League fixture.
Park has yet to show his worth with Chamakh the preferred option. The Moroccan has demonstrated that he can not perform at the highest level for Arsenal, so what is left for the Gunners? Walcott has yet had a chance up front and Gervinho leaves in January for at least a month.
Wenger must buy someone that is a high calibre striker, whether it’s Podolski or Benzema, splash some cash Arsenal and we will win some silverware!