5 realistic striker targets for Arsenal in 2024 January transfer window

  • A shock 2-0 defeat to West Ham saw Arsenal surrender top spot in the Premier League
  • Two blanks in four Premier League matches have sparked demands for a new striker
  • No Arsenal player has yet reached double figures for the campaign (across all competitions)

Benjamin Sesko opens the scoring for RB Leipzig vs BSC Young Boys in the Champions League
Benjamin Sesko opens the scoring for RB Leipzig vs BSC Young Boys in the Champions League / Alexander Hassenstein/GettyImages
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3. Serhou Guirassy (VtB Stuttgart)

Sehrou Guirassy
VfB Stuttgart v FC Augsburg - Bundesliga / Alexander Hassenstein/GettyImages

Who wouldn’t want to sign the best striker in the Bundesliga…

VfB Stuttgart are on their way to replicating the 2016 Leicester City fairy tale as they sit eight points off top in third place, just six months after surviving a relegation play-off tie.

It is a remarkable rise that owes much to the form of their incredible striker, Serhou Guirassy, whose 17 goals in 14 games put him second in the German scoring charts (four behind a certain Harry Kane).

And there are several factors that contribute to his prolificacy: comfortable on either foot, ball security in tight spaces, speed and good aerial ability, while a conversion rate of 41% shows he offers the clinical finishing Arsenal desperately lack.

Age (27) might pose an issue for Arteta’s youth-focused project, but it was overlooked last January and Guirassy’s reported £15m release clause could be too good to turn down.  

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