Arsenal looking for an ‘’experienced” forward, says Wenger

Arsene Wenger is in the hunt for an ‘experienced’ attacker before the transfer window closes.

Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger

The Arsenal boss saw his side claim a 2-1 victory over the MLS All-Stars in San Jose .

A late goal from Chuba Akpom, who spent last season on loan at Hull, settled the contest in the 87th minute when he tapped in a Nacho Monreal pass from close range, after Didier Drogba had levelled the match following the game’s opening goal from Joel Campbell.

But despite the defeat, and attackers Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sanchez still to return from their summer vacations, Wenger admitted that he is keen to add some experience to his forward line.

“I have, at the moment, not too many attacking options of experienced players,” said Wenger.

“Let’s not forget that we still have a few players at home and a few players who didn’t play today like [Santi Cazorla]. And of course we have [Mesut Ozil] and [Aaron Ramsey] at home. And [Olivier Giroud] is not here.

“So we have options, but we still look outside to find one more.”

Wenger’s admission follows shortly after their failed pursuit of Gonzalo Higuain, after the Argentine forward became third most expensive signing in history after completing his

£78.8million move from Napoli to Juventus.

The Gunners remain interested in Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, having had a £29.4million bid rejected earlier this week , and are expected to make an improved offer.

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