The Ivory Coast international has enjoyed an excellent debut season in English football after scoring 25 goals in all competitions following his £12 million move from Vitesse Arnham last summer.
The report states that Arsenal are looking at the 25 year old as a possible solution to their problems in attack and are getting ready to launch a bid. However the Gunners will have to act quickly to get their man as Liverpool are also ready to make their move, with Brendan Rodgers ready to take the Swansea hit man to Anfield to offer support to Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge next season.
The striker is also expected to star for Ivory Coast at the 2014 World Cup and is said to be keen on playing Champions League football. Swansea would be willing to sell to either Arsenal or Liverpool, only if a fee in the region of £20 million is offered however.
He’s a big, strong centre forward, good in the air, and has a solid strike. He is a clinical finisher who also has incredible composure in front of goal. He also has the ability to take well placed penalties and very rarely spares any one on one opportunities against the goalkeeper that he creates for himself, with his speed and strength.
Arsene Wenger is widely expected to be on the lookout for attacking reinforcements this summer, with Olivier Giroud having largely struggled to replicate his superb early-season form and the hapless Nicklas Bendtner due to depart the Emirates Stadium when his contract finally expires.
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Bony will offer a similar type of physical presence to Olivier Giroud and could also give stiff competition to the former Montpellier man for a place in the starting line up if he moves to the Emirates in the summer, given that he has a lot more pace than the Frenchman and is quite possibly even a better finisher.
The £20 million asking price is a decent amount for a striker who is proven in the Premier League and still has his best years ahead of him.
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