Arsenal to bid for Swansea striker?

Arsenal have been approached over their possible desire to sign Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis, who is keen to move to a bigger club.

Despite only joining Swansea in the summer, Gomis appears to have already decided it is time to move on, with the Welsh club seemingly a stepping stone to bigger ambitions in England.

Bony said, “I know clubs have been speaking to my agent and my agent has been speaking to one very big club so we will see what happens. I believe I could do a job for most clubs and like any player I want to play in the Champions League. There is more to come from me and I just want to play regularly.”

The 29 year old striker signed for Swansea on a free transfer during the summer, and has returned just 2 league goals from 16 appearances so far. Gomis managed to score more than 20 goals in all competitions in each of his last three seasons at Lyon, so it seems fanciful to think that his performances so far for Swansea will have won him more admirers than his time in France did.

It also seems unlikely that any suitors for the player would have missed the fact that he was available for free during the summer, and would now be prepared to pay whatever Swansea demand for his services. Arsenal especially would have been well aware of Gomis given manager Arsene Wenger’s knowledge of French football, and they passed on a potential deal in the summer.

Swansea are also on the brink of losing Wilfred Bony to Manchester City in a £28 million deal, and as a result they will be more determined to hold onto Gomis given their lack of other striking options.

Updated: January 14, 2015 — 10:00 pm
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