Arsenal face competition for £30m striker who scored just 4 goals last season

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Arsenal are preparing a £30 million move for out-of-favour Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony according to the Daily Star.

Per the source, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is under pressure to strengthen his attacking options this season after a disappointing campaign from Olivier Giroud.

The North London based outfit have yet to bring in a big name striker after being closely linked with Jamie Vardy and Lacazette.

City manager Pep Guardiola has no plans for Bony last season and was left out of recent pre-season games and dropped from the Citizens Champions League play-off squad.

The Gunners could however, face competition from Besiktas who want the Ivory Coast international on loan a source close to the club told

Besiktas have an impressive record in turning around the fortunes of once highly rated experienced strikers.

Mario Gomez looked down and out at Fiorentina but a season at Besiktas saw him finish as top scorer, win the league and earn a place back in the Germany national team as first choice striker.

Arsenal are however, favourites to sign Bony before the window closes after the odds of a move to the North London were shortened to 6/4 with Betstars.

Bony has managed to find the net just 10 times at City including only four league goals last season buy he does have another three-years remaining on his current deal.

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