Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger must move quickly to win the race for free agent Ciprian Marica.

Arsenal face losing out on Romanian forward Marica after Fiorentina joined the chase for the free agent.

A serious injury sustained by Fiorentina star striker Mario Gomez has sent the Viola back into the market, and the 27-year-old Romania international is top of their list.

Marica's agent Ioan Becali said last week: "Marica is a really great striker who has already got experience in western European football and so it's natural that big clubs are eyeing his career. He's close to joining Arsenal , but we have to wait for the next week."

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