Everton striker Romelu Lukaku claims he would love to play under Arsene Wenger at some point in his career, which would certainly make an Arsenal transfer easier if it were ever on the cards, as reported by the Daily Star.
The Belgian international named the three managers he would most like to play for, and listed Wenger alongside Pep Guardiola and his former manager Jose Mourinho (via the Star).
“Mourinho, Guardiola and Wenger. In this order,” Lukaku is quoted as saying.
It seems strange that he’d put Mourinho in his list, having played under him and seemingly not gotten along. He wasn’t really given a proper chance at Stamford Bridge, and was consequently sold.
We are badly in need of a striker at the moment, with Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud our only real options. It’s a world class forward we are lacking however, and although you could argue he has the potential to become a truly top striker, Lukaku is not at that level just yet.
Giroud’s strength is often a huge boost to what is a fairly lightweight Arsenal squad, but his lack of pace is a real problem. Lukaku offers both, but isn’t necessarily of the standard required to play for Arsenal.
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What do you reckon Arsenal fans. Would you want to see Lukaku at Arsenal at some point in the future?