Olivier Giroud, Arsenal’s starting forward, needs some rest having played 25 matches this season, which is why Wenger will have to sign a center-forward. The long-time Gunners coach also needs to sign a center back who would be an alternative for the three established center-backs he has on his roster.
Wenger’s transfer tactics are well documented. He likes to sign low-priced players with lots of potential, which is why I came up with a list of players Wenger might be interested in.
Batshuayi has a compelling physique, which makes him an ideal fit for Arsenal. He can win balls in the air and hold off defenders. The right-footed striker also possesses pace, which is something Giroud lacks.
According to transfermarkt.com, Batshuayi would only cost Arsenal 5 million euros. The Belgian would not be a threat to Giroud, but he would increase Arsenal’s chances of winning the Premier League.
Volland is more like fellow German, Lukas Podolski. He is fast, skillful, good on counter-attacks and he has a hammer for a left foot. Just like Podolski, Volland isn’t an outlet forward and he isn’t very good in the air.
The striker has seven goals four assists in 16 Bundesliga games this season, and is valued at 12 million euros.
Rivière can play as a number nine and out on the wings. He is very fast, strong and he's superior finisher. He has benefited from Radamel Falcao’s injury scoring eight goals in 15 league games this season.
If Monaco were to sign Traore, Rivière would become the team’s third choice striker. Wenger can swoop in and get the 23-year-old striker for 3.5 million euros.
The 20 year old completes 83.1 percent of his passess and he completes 3.3 long balls per game. He would provide depth at the center-back and left-back positions. If Umtiti signs a contract with Arsenal, he would cost 8 million euros.
Zouma would cost Arsenal 7 million euros. But if Wenger signs him, he would have to teach the youngster how to tackle.