Arsenal Look To Argentine Striker To Sort Problems
August 13, 2011
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Following an opening day no score draw with Newcastle United that saw prize summer signing Gervinho sent off 14 minutes from time, Arsenal have have to go back to the drawing board in order to prevent another season without a sniff of silverware.
The loss of their Ivory Coast international striker means that the club will be within out the former Lille striker for at least 3 matches with the chance of the ban been increased following a review by the FA following an incident that saw the forward seem to slap Newcastle United midfielder Joey Barton after an altercation between the two players.
With a striker now unavailable, Wenger has been reported to be looking for a new outlet within his attacking play, turning his attention to Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez as he hopes to solve his misfiring problems.
Tevez shot his way to the golden boot award in last season’s Premier League campaign and is known to be unhappy at the Manchester club following comments that were made by the Argentinean striker during the close season that revealed that he did not want to return to Manchester, even on holiday.
Wenger is looking at Tevez as a potential problem solver as winger Samir Nasri looks increasingly likely to leave the Emirates Stadium within the next few days having being reportly speaking to Man City over a possible £25 million move to the Eastlands.
The Arsenal boss has been reported by The Sun newspaper to be looking to alter that deal in order to benefit from the situation further, telling the free-spending club that he now wants Tevez in exchange for the French international.
Tevez is known to want to move closer to his family, or to move to a club where he would be happy to re-locate his loved ones but Manchester doesn’t seem to present that opportunity after the Argentinean striker told a chat show back home that the city was “small” and “dull”.
The Arsenal problems seem to be laying deeper than their lack of fire power in front of goal, the game against Newcastle United showing a massive lack of creativity within the midfielder sector of their team, something that Wenger is looking to rectify with the signing of Valencia’s winger Juan Mata but no deal have been struck yet.