Arsenal In Contact With Madrid Over Morata But Wenger Want’s Big-Money Striker

By on January 7, 2014

With the January transfer window now open for business clubs will be working hard to try and strengthen their squad for the second half of the season, so we’ll keep you up-to-date with all the latest news, gossip and rumours. Today, Arsenal’s striker search hots-up.

Alvaro Morata

Arsenal are in contact with Real Madrid over the potential loan signing of Alvaro Morata but Arsene Wenger’s preference is to bring in a big-money signing, according to the Daily Mail.

The Gunners need for reinforcements up front increased this week with attacker Theo Walcott ruled out for the rest of the season with a cruciate knee ligament injury.

The latest set-back leaves the boss with little option but to bring in another striker this month or risk derailing the north Londoners title push during the second half of the season.

We’ve been linked with a whole host of names in recent weeks and the Mail claim Wenger’s preference would be to sign one of his prime targets on a permanent basis, with Diego Costa, Mario Mandzukic an Edin Dzeko understood to be his key targets.

However, the club believe signing one of the trio is going to be extremely difficult this month and if this proves to be the case, the contingency plan is to try and bring someone in on a short-term basis.

The newspaper suggests Wenger feels Spanish youngster Alvaro Morata would be the perfect stop-gap and state that Arsenal chiefs are already in contact with Real Madrid about trying to bring the 21-year-old to the Emirates on a six-month loan. Madrid are reluctant to let the player leave but the Metro claim the we will offer them a £2m loan fee in the coming days to try and twist their arm.

It’s going to be an interesting few weeks to see what business we do in the window, but I think it’s fair to say Arsenal fans will be extremely disappointed if a new front-man doesn’t arrive.

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Would you be happy to see Morata arrive on loan? Share your thoughts below.

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7 Comments

  1. fatboy gooney

    January 7, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    Of course…
    morata is more than capable
    of scoring goals.
    But will Madrid loan him?
    Maybe, with the 2mil on offer.

  2. Sani A Ahamad

    January 7, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    Yes i like to see him play for us he is fantastic player

  3. Hashim

    January 8, 2014 at 12:35 am

    I will also keep in mind a recall for Joel Campbell from Olympiakos. But if Morata can be nabbed, that would be great

  4. bc

    January 8, 2014 at 1:08 am

    long term fixes but unlikely signings are from:
    costa
    mandzukic
    hernandez
    benzema
    dzeko
    Martinez
    lavezzi
    vicinic
    balotelli
    benteke

    short term fixes and more likely are
    klose
    berbatov
    kalou
    defoe
    eduardo

    personally I think there will not be a signing. giroud will come back with a bang, cazorla will switch to the right and podolski will come in on the left. arteta Wilshire and ozil will be the midfield and monreal will cover gibbs in the normal back 5. on the bench we can choose from jenkinson flamini rosicky gnabry ryo fabianski and park for the villa match with chamberlain vermaelen ramsey gibbs back the following week and bendtner shortly after.

  5. kingsley

    January 8, 2014 at 5:27 am

    If wenger says despite trying to lure morata..he still desires a big money signing then he should bring in the willing martinez or rather the highly rated mildfieldier draxler..for me arsenal dnt need to fully depend on strikers to score goals..as it is in spain, draxle would be brilliant in mildfield nd attack just as marco reus is..so i say we dnt need a big money signing apart from draxler nd maybe martinez or morata

  6. Agina O Anthony

    January 8, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    I have said it, if arsenal can get Morata on loan, it will be better. If arsenal can get him, I will also want Wenger to recall Joel Campbell back.

  7. abubakar m wambai

    January 9, 2014 at 5:45 am

    is better for arsenal to bring in draxler and another striker in order to made their dream of winig epl, this season come true. Gunners forlife.

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