Arsenal FC Transfer News: Gunners to Lure Chelsea Striker to the Emirates

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Arsenal are eyeing Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o for a free move this summer Reuters

Arsenal are reported to be interested in signing outgoing Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o on a free-transfer this summer.

The Cameroon international has a contract that will end in June and will be unlikely be renewed because of his advancing age.

The 33-year-old is targeted by Gunners boss Arsene Wenger as a reliever to first-choice forward Olivier Giroud, who had fatigue issues because he was sucked dry in some stretches of the ongoing season.

Eto'o has contributed 12 goals and 7 assists since moving in from Russian giants Anzhi Makhachkala, proving that he could deliver once called-upon, especially, in big games.

The former Barcelona man could prove to be a bargain, considering that he can provide additional leadership to a relatively young squad without compromising quality.

Flops Lukas Podolski and Nicklas Bendtner are expected to be leaving in the upcoming window due playing time concerns.

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