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Who do you want Arsenal's first choice strikers to be?

As you can see from the above poll, I've given you the choice of every possible permutation for the existing strikers in our first team squad, so you can have your say in who should partner who up front for the Gunners this season.

I've left in Emmanuel Adebayor because there's still no definite news on whether he's departing or not, but even if you were to take Manu out of the equation, if our forwards can avoid injury then the options open to Arsene Wenger are pretty sweet.

Personally I think the Adebayor and Eduardo partnership worked best last season, as Eduardo was responsible for the Togolese striker hitting his richest seam of form and it was noticeable how much Ade-cool's goal ratio eased off when the Crozilian's season was so cruelly ended...

Elsewhere, Carlos Vela is a bit of an unknown quantity so far, but having followed his career in Spain, I believe he'll be a revelation in Arsenal colours this season and alongside Theo Walcott, their blistering pace might be too hot for most defenders to handle.

Theo and Nicklas Bendtner also gel well and last season showed signs of being a great partnership, so it'll be interesting to see how Le Gaffer can strengthen that relationship.

And then there's our mercurial genius Robin van Persie. His glass legs are the only problem and it seems he can't walk down a flight of stairs without pulling a muscle, but surely his luck has to change at some time and I'd imagine any forward in the world would relish playing alongside such a talented player.

More goals from midfield this season would also be a help, but the Gunners historically score the majority of their goals the traditional way - through their strikers - so get voting on who your preferred front men would be and back up your arguments by sharing your observations using our comments section.

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Posted by Gordon Masson on July 22, 2008 9:17 AM in Poll
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