Arsenal are facing a major injury crisis as far as the defense is concerned and they must sign a top center half before the new season starts next week.
On the other hand, the North Londoners also lack a clinical goalscorer. In fact, they have been without one since the departure of former captain Robin van Persie.
The Gunners have been linked with numerous strikers and a certain South American star has been in the limelight in the form of Mauro Icardi. Arsenal were interested in signing the Argentine forward last year and they have followed him this summer as well.
Now, according to the latest reports, Wenger is willing to finally sign the star who is rated (Telegraph) around 54 million pounds ($70million).
The French boss is ready to pay 29 million pounds, plus Olivier Giroud to hire the services of the 23-year-old Inter Milan star (Daily Star via Gazzetta World).
The former Sampdoria star scored 16 goals and provided 4 assists in 33 games for the Nerazzurri last season.
A similar (Cash + Giroud) deal was also offered to sign Gonzalo Higuain from Napoli but the move did not happen and the former Real Madrid star joined Serie A champions Juventus.
Will Arsenal be able to secure the signing of Icardi? Only time will tell.