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As Robin Van Persie's injury woes continue, should Arsenal sign another striker?

Just as us Gooners were getting our hopes up that Robin van Persie was about to return to action for Arsenal, along comes Arsene Wenger to tell us that the Dutch master has suffered a setback in the comeback from his knee ligament injury.

RvP sustained the problem while on international duty for Holland, meaning that his last game for the Gunners was back on 7th October. Robin struck twice in that match at Emirates Stadium to help his team overcome Sunderland 3-2, so to lose a player when he was in such good form is hard to take.

And yesterday Le Gaffer said there was no definite return date for the striker as yet, although he is hopeful that our No.11 will be fit in time for the hectic run of games over Christmas and the New Year.

“Van Persie is out,” reported Wenger curtly about his squad for the trip to Aston Villa tomorrow. “There is still pain. He is not close, he has no chance at all for next week. It will be two or three more weeks.”

With that in mind, perhaps Le Prof will be talking more regularly to his network of scouts over the coming days and weeks in an effort to bolster his striking options post New Year in the run-in to the league title.

As we all know, Wenger has a transfer kitty of more than £70 million that he can use and with injuries now affecting several of his key creative players - namely Alexander Hleb, Cesc Fabregas and Van Persie - Arsene must be tempted to make one or two signings to ensure his squad has enough depth to handle injuries as they battle to maintain their position as league leaders.

You’ve no doubt seen some of the speculative stories we’ve reported on Arsenal Pies about the players Arsenal have been linked with signing in the January transfer window. And we’ve identified centre back and (less crucially) wide midfield as areas where the Gunners are lacking depth. With Van Persie’s rotten run with injuries continuing, perhaps a world class striker should be added to the wish list.

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Posted by Gordon Masson on November 30, 2007 1:33 PM in Debate of the Day| News| Players| Transfers
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i think should get 1 wolrd class striker

Posted by: masood | November 30, 2007 6:27 PM

maybe we could get henry ack on 6 month loan in janry transfer window???

Posted by: lynchy | November 30, 2007 11:24 PM

Get someone like ibrahimovic, berbatov, modric or cassano

Posted by: Peter | December 1, 2007 1:07 PM

we must buy because we aren`t very got at strike without van persie adebayor and others can`t play their football.we must buy something like anelka or agbonlahor

Posted by: mendi | December 6, 2007 2:02 PM

Arsenal Need strikers like Obafemi Martins, Zlatan Ibrahmovic

Posted by: | December 7, 2007 6:49 AM

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