Despite Luis Suarez’s public declaration about wanting to leave Liverpool, his rumoured move to Arsenal has yet to make any headway as The Reds stand their ground on the matter.
Rather than waiting for something to happen, Arsenal are reputedly starting to look at other targets with The Gunners setting their sights on two established Premier League goalscorers.
The London club are now looking to see whether Man City are willing to sell stirker Edin Dzeko and are also investigating whether it would be possible to also sign Michu from Swansea City.
Both have been transfer targets for Arsene Wenger in the past and the club are thought to have more than enough information about how the players would fit into the squad if they were to make a bid.
It’s likely that Dzeko would be the best target for Arsenal with the Bosnian facing yet more competition for a starting place at Eastlands.
With Man City having signed Stevan Jovetic, Jesus Navas and Alfredo Negredo in the transfer window, Dzeko could find himself starting on the bench much more often than he had done in previous seasons.
If The Gunners were to try and pursue Swansea star Michu, the club may face a tough and fierce bidding war for a player who is one of the most sought after in the Premier League.
Having netted 18 goals in his debut season in the Premier League, the Spaniard has been the interest of several top European clubs over the summer.
But Michu has sworn his loyalty to Swansea and with the club set to enjoy European football this season after winning the Capital One Cup back in February, it could be a tough time persuading him to leave The Liberty Stadium.
For Wenger, time is running out for him to try and reinforce a thinning Arsenal squad that has seen many of its fringe attacking players leave the squad over the last month and a half.
Even though the likes of Gervinho, Chamakh and Arshavin may not always have been regular starters in the squad, they did fill up spaces on the bench and help the club out during times when there were several injuries to their top players.
With the season only 3 days away, Wenger knows that time is running out and that he may need to shift his focus away from signing Suarez to ensure that all the right players are bought by the end of the month.