Arsenal could be left with a lack of options up front if Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is sold this summer to prevent the striker leaving for free next year.
Admittedly the Gunners would still have Alexandre Lacazette and Teenage sensation Gabriel Martinelli but will they score enough
Either way, the north Londoners already need to be planning for life after Aubameyang, who turns 31 this summer.
Starsport offers three replacements that Arsenal should consider signing once the transfer window opens.
Wissam Ben Yedder
Admittedly it is hard to picture Ben Yedder in an Arsenal shirt but the France international could prove to be a shrewd signing by Arsenal.
He has scored goals everywhere he’s been and while that doesn’t necessarily translate into Premier League, a career record of 171 goals in 355 games is highly respectable.
The majority of those goals came at Toulouse and Sevilla, so hardly heavyweight clubs, but Monaco were impressed enough to shell out £37m on him.
Arsenal would have to make it worth the Ligue 1’s club while to sell, and whether Ben Yedder is Mikel Arteta’s type of striker is a question that only the Gunners boss can answer
Most people thought Danny Ings’ career would go swiftly downhill once he was released by Liverpool in 2018, but the striker with one England cap has proved them all wrong.
The former Burnley man has rekindled his career at Southampton and at just 27-years-old, he still has around five or six years left at the top of the game.
Although injuries wrecked his time at Anfield, 25 goals in 55 games for the Saints is no joke and shows that Ings has lost none of goalscoring instinct.
Yes he might not be a glamorous signing but he could be the ideal foil for Martinelli and even become Arsenal’s ‘fox in the box’ that Arsene Wenger hoped Francis Jeffers would be all those years ago.
The Inter Milan star may have a release clause of £98m but if Arsenal sell a few players, and get even more off the wage bill, they could probably raise near enough that amount.
Lautaro Martinez is already arguably one of the sought after strikers in Serie A and the prospect of him alongside Martinelli in attack for Arsenal would be fearsome to say the least.
He was in the midst of a impressive season at the San Siro before coronavirus put a halt to football, netting 16 goals in 31 games including five in seven Champions League games.
Unfortunately for Arsenal, Barcelona are rather interested in Martinez, which may mean the Gunners have little chance of signing the 22-year-old Argentine.