Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is aiming to bring in a new striker before the transfer window closes on Monday.
With key forward Olivier Giroud out injured, the Gunners were held to
a 1-1 draw
by newly-promoted Leicester on Sunday, despite having 24 shots.
After the match, Wenger was asked about his attacking options and said: “We are very active in the window. We are working hard to find a solution.
“Nobody can predict what will happen in the next 24 hours.”
Giroud, who scored 16 Premier League goals last season and has two this term, was injured against Everton last weekend. The 27-year-old will be
out until the end of December
after having surgery on a broken leg.
In the Frenchman’s absence, Wenger started with versatile forward Alexis Sanchez – a £35m summer signing from Barcelona – up front for the
1-0 Champions League win
against Besiktas in midweek and the Chile international scored the only goal of the game.
At Leicester, 21-year-old striker Yaya Sanogo led the line to less effect and was replaced by German international Lukas Podolski on 77 minutes as Arsenal dropped two points, although Sanchez was again on target before his goal was cancelled out by Leonardo Ulloa’s strike.
“The pressure to buy is always there,” said Wenger.
“But let’s not fool ourselves that the solution every time you don’t win is to buy a new player – it would be too easy.”
Arsenal had been linked with a move for QPR’s
£10.5m striker Loic Remy,
but the 27-year-old joined Chelsea earlier on Sunday.
Wenger refused to comment on any interest in the Frenchman, but said if the right player became available he would try to bring him in before Monday’s transfer deadline.
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