Arsenal Target New Striker

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger accepts the club will have to buy a new striker in the January transfer window if Nicklas Bendtner’s ankle injury proves a long-term problem.
Bendtner had been seen as a solid back-up to lead frontman Olivier Giroud and came off the bench to score a late goal, which helped beat Cardiff City on New Year’s Day, only to sprain his ankle in the process as the Gunners moved back to the top of the English Premier League.
Arsenal are examining the full findings of a scan, and following further consultation with specialists, Wenger is likely to have a clearer idea of the diagnosis by the time he faces the media again after Saturday’s FA Cup third-round tie against Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates Stadium.
Giroud missed the 2-0 win over Cardiff because of his own minor ankle problem and has now also been hit by a sickness bug, so is not expected to play in the north London derby. Summer signing Yaya Sanogo, meanwhile, is only just recovering from a back injury.
Arsenal do have Germany forward Lukas Podolski fit again, but he looked rusty when deployed in a central role against the Bluebirds.


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