Arsenal’s Invincible defender Lauren has hinted that we’re set to sign a top-class striker after the Cameroonian appeared as a guest on the Footballistically Arsenal podcast conducted by a group of fans.
As talk regarding the potential arrival of Karim Benzema intensifies (via the Mirror), it seemed as though Lauren was hinting at the Frenchman when he claimed that he was referring to a player currently wanted by many fans.
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“With the addition (of the player) we all have in our minds, I have a strong belief that we can win the league,” Laurent told the podcast.
Asked about the potential signing of a striker, Lauren replied: “I think so.”
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After he was pressed on how he knew that the Petr Cech deal was done before it was officially announced by the club, Lauren was rather evasive in his answer.
“I knew, I knew (laughs) sometimes you feel things.”
Whether or not the signing Lauren is alluding to is Benzema remains to be seen, but it’s clear that our former right-back may be privy to some inside information.
Our performance against West Ham United once again exposed our need for a clinical centre-forward, especially against teams who come to the Emirates Stadium with a stubborn mentality.
Chances are few and far between in these types of games and a striker capable of dispatching a half-chance would be ideal.