Could Striker Michy Batshuayi Fire Arsenal Towards Premier League Title?


Arsenal came up short against Tottenham Hotspur in the North London derby yesterday and that meant they couldn’t take full advantage of Manchester City’s earlier slip up.

So the two top sides are still level on points with only City’s better goal difference separating them.

The Gunners were left frustrated in front of goal as Oliver Giroud missed a host of decent chances.

After the game Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger said:

‘Giroud had the chances to score. He is very angry.’

Now I am a huge fan of Giroud and he’s been in great form lately, scoring five goals in his last six games for his club.

But at the moment he’s carrying most of the goalscoring responsibilities. Theo Walcott was the Gunners main alternative  central forward but has missed the last few games due to a muscular injury. While Danny Welbeck has been on the sidelines all season due to injury.

Costa Rican attacker Joel Campbell started the game against Spurs but was deployed on the wing.

That means when Giroud has one of his lulls in front of goal, and it happens, Arsenal have no options to change things up top.

So basically Arsenal are short of forwards, we all predicted this would happen after Wenger failed to purchase another striker during the summer transfer window.

Now the fact is that Arsenal have kept up with City (who have had their own striking problems) but that might not be the case if Arsene Wenger cannot bring in another talented goalscorer this January.

Now top targets such as Alexandre Lacazette, Gonzalo Higuain and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are probably going to see out the season at their current employers and would cost an absolute fortune at this time of the year.

So Wenger might have to be a bit more creative and look at his favourite market; Ligue 1.

Marseille’s Michy Batshuayi could fit the bill.

The twenty two year old forward currently has eight Ligue 1 goals in his thirteen league appearances. He also scored in his international debut with Belgium earlier this year.

Michy is a powerful, athletic forward. He’s also quick and has a good movement that can get him away from defenders. The Belgian is also confident in front of goal, has quick feet and can keep his cool when bearing down on goal.

Now the youngster isn’t the finished article just yet but he could inject a bit of optimism and competition within Arsenal’s font-line. Wenger wasn’t quick enough to sign up Anthony Martial in the summer and could be ready to try and lure Batshuayi as soon as possible and hope that the forward can have a similar impact at the Emirates as Martial has had at Man United.

I’d imagine that Michy Batshuayi would jump at the chance to join a big English Premier League club and force is way into the Belgian national teams Euro 2o16 squad.

Olympique Marseille are struggling in thirteenth place in the Ligue 1 table at the moment. Arsenal could tempt them into selling this winter if they table a bid in the region of £15m.

This next transfer window could be an extremely important one for Wenger and his Arsenal side. They have preformed admirably well this term but there can be no doubt that at times they’ve looked short of personnel at times. Surely that has to be rectified in January.

But who will the Gunner boss get? That’s the multi-million transfer fee question!

One Response to “Could Striker Michy Batshuayi Fire Arsenal Towards Premier League Title?”

  1. Over and above the dire need for a proper striker Arsenal, in my opinion, need to get rid of and replace Mertesacker, Debuchy, Arteta, Flamini, Campbell and Giroud. With the few pounds he will get for them, he will have to fill on with Arsenal’s war chest. Our team definitely requires more quality depth if we wish to compete at the top both in the EPL and Champions League. With all our annual injuries and “injury prone” players, we live in dreamland if we think that we can mount a serious and sustained onslaught in the EPL and CL. If our Management persists in only buying bits and pieces of questionable quality, we will forever live with hopes only.

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