Sunday, 31st August, 2014

Former Celtic boss Neil Lennon has insisted Arsenal must buy a new striker and stated his belief that Yaya Sanogo is "not a natural goalscorer".

Sanogo spearheaded Arsenal's attack away at Leicester City today, a game in which the Gunners registered 24 shots on goal, but could not score more than once, resulting in a 1-1 draw with the Foxes.

Wenger is now under serious pressure to sign a striker before the transfer window shuts, with Olivier Giroud out until the new year through injury.

And Lennon fears for Arsenal if they decide to trust in Sanogo, a player he feels is not ready for the responsibility of spearheading the side.


"I don't think he's a natural goalscorer. He wasn't in the box to get on the end of things often enough", Lennon explained on Sky Sports.


"You can't have a 21-year-old kid in Sanogo carrying the responsibility", the Northern Irishman added.

Wenger did make a move to sign Loic Remy from QPR last night, but Chelsea sealed the arrival of the France striker earlier today.

The Arsenal boss is now scouring the transfer market to bolster his attacking options.

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