Josip Drmic (Nuremberg)
If there’s one thing Arsene Wenger values in his forwards above all else, it’s quick feet. Think of Arsenal greats of recent times and they’ve all had that nifty knack of being able to bamboozle a defender, either through a dazzling piece of footwork or by switching on the afterburners. Even some of Wenger’s flops had this in their favour – Gervinho possessing such speed in his size 11s that it often looked to be confusing his own brain. It’s no surprise therefore that Josip Drmic has been heavily linked with a move to the Emirates.
The Nuremberg striker ticks many of Wenger’s traditional transfer target boxes: he’s quick, high in potential, unknown enough to still be considered exotic and, importantly, cheap. The Switzerland international has a €3million Euro release clause should Nuremberg go down, and at present they’re nestled snugly in the relegation zone. 16 goals in his debut Bundesliga campaign ably demonstrate Drmic’s goal-getting ability and although he definitely does not have a wife in London looking for houses (he’s not even married), Arsenal are apparently very interested.