Arsenal to move for 'the next Nicolas Anelka' to solve striking woes: report

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta during a training session at London Colney on November 23, 2023 in St Albans, England.
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Arsenal could be about to bring ‘the next Nicolas Anelka’ to the Emirates Stadium in a bid to secure their next big No.9.

The Gunners have been criticised for much of the season by pundits for their lack of threat in attack, with the likes of Gabriel Jesus, Eddie Nketiah, Kai Havertz and Leandro Trossard tasked with leading the line. In recent weeks, Havertz and Trossard have been paired as dual false nines, working to devastating effect in the Premier League.

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Mark White
Content Editor

Mark White has been at on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, first as a staff writer before becoming content editor in 2023. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also represented FFT at both FA Cup and League Cup finals (though didn't receive a winners' medal on either occasion) and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He has written cover features for the mag on Mikel Arteta and Martin Odegaard, and is assisted by his cat, Rosie, who has interned for the brand since lockdown.