With links becoming stronger between the Gunners and the Brazilian striker, it still is uncertain whether the Corinthians striker’s injury problems will scupper a potential transfer. Let’s see five alternatives Wenger should consider instead of Pato,
Atalanta striker German Denis is the perfect man for Arsenal’s system. Tall, strong and fast, he is exactly what any big Premier League club would want. With 16 goals in his first season at Atalanta and 15 in his second, his goals have arguably been the difference between survival and relegation for the Orobici. The only thing that could potentially hold Wenger back from placing a bid for the Argentina international is the fact that his only experience with a big club did not go so well, as he only managed 14 goals in 63 Serie A appearances for Napoli.
Everywhere Carlos Bacca goes, goals follow. He rose to prominence as a youngster with Atletico Junior, striking 50 times in 85 appearances. In his time with the Colombian side, he had several successful loan spells with the likes of Barranquilla and Minerven, and in 2012 he got a deserved move to Europe as he joined Belgian side Club Brugge. After finishing as the Belgian Jupiler League’s top scorer, he was offered a shot in a big league with Sevilla and so far this season he has managed 7 goals in 14 games. Now at the age of 27, Bacca will be looking to get a move to one of Europe’s elite before it’s too late, and Arsenal could be the club to offer him a move in January and complete his rise to the top.