Arsenal fans have campaigned and called out for their club to buy a world-class striker for the last number of years, but for one reason or another, Arsene Wenger has not been able to deliver a proven new addition.

The recruitment of Lucas Perez from Deportivo La Coruna over the summer gives the Gunners an extra option in the final third, while Alexis Sanchez has been really impressive leading the line in Olivier Giroud’s absence.

However, with the Chilean’s best position still on the left flank, there is an argument to suggest that signing a world-class centre forward if one became available could take the North London outfit to the next level.

Wenger’s men were consistently linked with a move for Mauro Icardi over the course of the summer, but the Argentine signed a new deal with Inter to end the speculation.

However, in recent weeks as details of his autobiography have been revealed, the South American’s future at the Milan-based club is starting to look decidedly less secure.

A rift with the club’s fans has seen the supporters turn on Icardi, even cheering when he missed a penalty against Cagliari recently.

Although there is every chance that Icardi will apologises and the fans will forgive and forget, if the Gunners are still serious about the former Barcelona youth player as a target, now is the time to strike.

The 23-year-old may well be the Nerazzurri’s captain and main attacking weapon, but with the dispute clearly damaging Inter, the Serie A side may be tempted to offload the star if a sizeable offer from Arsenal arose.

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