Could This Spain International Be The Answer To Wenger’s Problems Up Front? – Player Report

After missing out on almost every striker in world football during the summer, Arsene Wenger is determined not to let his forward situation scupper his title ambitions. The Express are reporting that the wily old Frenchman could look to sign Juventus target man Fernando Llorente as a short term option ahead of next summer.

The Spaniard is playing second fiddle to Carlos Tevez in Turin but reports suggest that the fact the World Cup is round the corner would lure him into a switch if it meant earning himself a space in the Spain squad.

Swansea’s Michu will be determined not to let that happen, however, after he earned his first call up to the senior side last week.

Llorente is a typical centre-forward – using his strength and physical presence to bully defenders. He can push and pull opponents and generally make life difficult while the likes of Sebastian Giovinco and the aforementioned Tevez run off him.

The big Spaniard has played just four Serie A games this season and played the full 90 minutes in neither.

He has scored one goal and had six shots on target, while 9/15 headers have come out on his side.

Despite his sticky start at Italy’s Old Lady, Llorente would be a fine piece of business for Wenger, in my eyes.