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Arsenal would step up their interest to sign Juventus Striker Alvaro Morata with Danny Welbeck set to be sidelined for nine months with a knee injury, according to the Mirror.
The Gunners have been monitoring the Juventus striker for quite some time but Wenger is set to step up his interest as he looks to strengthen is attacking options.
Wenger received a big blow during the week when it was confirmed that inform striker Danny Welbeck will be sidelined until next year and Wenger would now have no other choice but to act in the summer transfer window.
Madrid are expected to activate their £24m buyback clause in the deal that took Morata to Juventus in 2014 and the Spanish club could sell him almost immediately for a £30m.
Arsenal are now prepared to take advantage of the striker’s situation and Wenger has reportedly informed the players camp that he is prepared to do whatever is needed to secure the striker’s services.
However, Wenger knows it would be difficult trying to sign the striker as Premier league rivals Manchester city and Chelsea are also interested in the 23-year-old while Juventus hasn’t given up on keeping the striker beyond the current campaign hence, Arsenal are also monitoring Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi and Wenger would only make a move for Icardi if a move for Morata fails.
Morata who is Arsenal’s top striking target this summer has 15 Serie A goals since joining Juventus in 2014.