It’s early days yet but you get the feeling it’s going to be the same old story with Arsenal this season. Arsene Wenger’s side have become masters at finishing in the top four without ever putting in a serious threat for the title during the business end of the season.

But what can the Gunners do to change this? It’s been said for a while but it’s still true today: they need a top quality, world-class striker if they want to win the league.

They tried to lure Jamie Vardy to the Emirates in the summer but had to make do with Lucas Perez. The Spaniard has looked decent in spells as he adapts to the English game, but he doesn’t come with the goal-scoring pedigree that Arsenal require to reach the top of the Premier League, and at 28-years-of-age, he’s hardly one for the future either.

They need a goal-getter to finish off the chances the likes of Carzorla, Ozil and Sanchez provide at a canter, it could be the difference come what May. With that in mind here are THREE reasons Arsenal must sign a striker in January.

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