With the clubs two best strikers â€“ Robin van Persie and Nicklas Bendtner â€“ both out injured for expected long periods, Wenger knows he will need to bring in a top class goalscorer if the Gunners have any hope of clinching the title this season.
Wenger said: â€śIt depends on Bendtner. How bad it is. If he is out for two months, there is no way - we will need someone absolutely.
â€śThere is still a 50-50 chance that we sign somebody. But itâ€™s my responsibility to spend the money in the right way, why should I splash it out and pay ÂŁ10million or a player who is worth five?â€ť
It is believed Wenger is targeting Toulouse striker Jean-Pierre Gignac who will cost the club about ÂŁ12million whilst there is still some interest in West Hamâ€™s Carlton Cole and Wolfsburgâ€™s Edin Dzeko.