The recent injury of Theo Walcott that will be leaving him out of the playing fields for around 6 months has forced Arsene Wenger on stepping up his move for Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata. The list of players wanted by Wenger includes Diego Costa, Mario Mandzukic and Jackson Martinez but the head boss of Arsenal is well aware that none of those players are likely to be available unless a big offer is made.
This has left Wenger with no other option but try and secure the services of Morata who isn’t a regular starter for Real Madrid and is not such a big target as the other players that are on his wish list.
It would even benefit Real Madrid if they allow Morata to make a move to the Premier League as he will be a more key player in Arsenal than in Real Madrid earning him experience and more importantly playing time on a high profile club. The problem that Arsenal is facing is the fact that Carlo Ancelotti has already said he will not allow any players to leave Real Madrid in January even if it’s just on a loan deal.
Fulham’s Dimitar Berbatov was believed to be on the radar of Wenger but those reports and rumors were later shut down as Arsenal was never actually interested in signing the Bulgarian forward.
Theo Walcott was making big improvements in Arsenal and even though he was a fairly regular player for Arsene Wenger, the tactician had a few options and players that can replace him during his injury with the likes of Tomas Rosicky, Serge Gnabry, Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere all being able to play on the right side of the pitch.
Olivier Giroud is fit again after he had picked up an ankle injury some weeks ago which is good news for Wenger but his desire to sign someone that can play alongside the Frenchman still has not been satisfied.