Spurs were believed to have the inside track on the Getafe forward, according to sources in Spain last week, but it now appears that the Gunners have moved into pole position. Arsenal want the 28-year-old former Schalke, Stuttgart and Shakhtar Donetsk striker as a cheap alternative to Real Madrid marksman Karim Benzema and Aston Villa attacker Christian Benteke. Olivier Giroud scored twice on Saturday to help Arsene Wenger’s men remain top of the Premier League with a 2-0 win at home to Southampton. The north London club have also been boosted by Theo Walcott returning from injury and Wenger is not convinced he needs to spend big on a new forward in January to remain on course to win silverware.
Arsenal target Romania striker Ciprian Marica as an alternative to Karim Benzema and Christian Benteke
Metro | Nov 25