Arsene Wenger is determined to sign a new striker in January - and Fernando Llorente could be a stop-gap option.

Arsenal boss Wenger is keen to strengthen his squad because Olivier Giroud is the only fit senior traditional centre-forward at the club.

Liverpool's Luis Suarez remains in the Gunners' sights but Wenger may find it difficult to bring in any of his top targets.

He could end up having to do a loan deal to bridge the gap to next summer which could open the door for Llorente.

The 28-year-old Spain international has been left largely on the bench since joining Juventus from Athletic Bilbao in the summer and will be desperate for regular football in a World Cup year.

Juve have largely only used one striker and Llorente - a player Arsenal have scouted in the past - is behind Carlos Tevez in the pecking order.