Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has a three-man shortlist for his new striker signing plans.

The Daily Mail says Wenger's preference is to spend on one of his top strike targets, including Bayern Munich's Mario Mandzukic, Manchester City forward Edin Dzeko and Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa.

But the club know landing one of their preferred options would be virtually impossible this month, which has forced the Gunners to go down a different route.