Arsenal are definitely in the market for a new striker this January, and Arsene Wenger is known to like a bargain, but the Chilean international, Eduardo Vargas, will hardly set Arsenal fan’s pulses racing if he is the man who comes to the Emirates to boost our goal threat. THe 23-year old has not had the impact expected since he signed for Napoli a year ago. The Serie A side have offered to loan him to the Gunners in an attempt to get his form and career back on track, but do we really want that sort of player?
Wenger has a great record of getting the best out of players, but we need an instant impact, especially with some vital matches on the horizon. Vargas was a Chelsea target when Napoli paid around £12 million for him, but he has scored just three goals this season, all in one match in the Europa league.
He often plays as a winger or second striker and that is a position where we have quite a few options already. I suppose if Arshavin leaves then there may be space for him, but I will be seriously underwhelmed if Vargas is one of the players brought in during this transfer window, unless he is one of many.