Robert Lewandowski has dealt the Gunners another blow in our quest to find a new striker this summer, after claiming that he wants to stay and prove himself at Bayern Munich.
As the Daily Express report, the 26-year-old forward has struggled to find his best form since his move across Germany from Borussia Dortmund, leading to speculation linking him with a move to the Premier League.
However, he still managed to find the net on 25 occasions in all competitions last season, as Munich cantered to the Bundesliga title – leading to Pep Guardiola’s side reportedly rebuffing our approach.
The Express states that Lewandowski had been touted as a potential alternative to our first-choice target – Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema – but such a deal is now looking unlikely to happen.
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In quotes taken by the Express, the Poland international states: “I don’t believe the fans have already seen the best of me. I can, and will, be even better this season, I’m certain of that.
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“It’s not always easy of course as there are so many factors involved. It’s vital we play well as a team. That’s the most important thing. It would be useless to me personally if I was to finish top scorer but we only come second in the Bundesliga and go out of the Champions League in the last sixteen.”
Despite the strength of our current playing squad, it’s widely accepted that the addition of a world class striker to compete for a starting spot alongside Olivier Giroud could be the final piece in the puzzle, as we chase our first Premier League title in more than a decade.