Arsenal have been exceptional throughout the second half of the season and are still hopeful that they can finish in second place ahead of last year’s title winners Manchester City.

The Gunners, who will feature in the Champions League for the 18th consecutive season in the 2015-16 campaign, must invest heavily in the transfer window and a new striker will certainly help them to compete with England’s top clubs once again.

We take a look at a few of the possible forwards that Arsene Wenger could purchase this summer and discuss why they may be great acquisitions if the Frenchman can tempt them into a move to the Emirates Stadium in the upcoming window. If you’re interested in more general football news, you can find out transfer rumours and other information at

Alexandre Lacazette – Lyon

The Lyon striker is the top scorer in France’s Ligue 1 this year and has consistently shown that he deserves the opportunity to play for a bigger club. The 23-year-old has scored 27 goals in 31 starts in the league – an impressive feat – while also racking up five assists in domestic competition too. The France international is still young and would be an excellent addition to Arsenal’s free-flowing attack. He would be a decent investment and could work well alongside fellow Frenchman Olivier Giroud in the Gunners attack.

Alexandre Lacazette is a target for Arsenal this summer. [Picture: Getty]

Jackson Martinez – Porto

The Gunners have been linked with Martinez for a while, but a deal to bring the Colombian to the Emirates has failed to materialise so far. Martinez possesses bags of talent, and has the ability to unlock any defence. He has impressed in the Champions League this season, scoring seven goals in eight matches against some of Europe’s top clubs. The 28-year-old has shown that he can perform at the top level and would give Arsene Wenger another deadly weapon in the Arsenal attack.

Porto’s Jackson Martinez could make the switch to the Emirates this summer [Picture: Reuters]

Paulo Dybala – Palermo

Dybala is one of Europe’s most talented young footballers and would be an excellent coup if Arsenal could sign him up on a long-term contract. He has scored 13 league goals for Palermo this season and has been instrumental in their performances throughout the campaign. The 21-year-old has been compared to Sergio Aguero, and has shown glimpses of quality throughout the Serie A season. Although he is yet to play at the very top level, he possesses raw natural talent and, if coached correctly, he could turn out to be one of Europe’s best strikers in the years to come.

Arsenal have been cleared to sign Paulo Dybala. [Picture: Getty]

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