New striker should be Arsenal's transfer priority, say Goal readers

You believe a new centre forward should be Arsene Wenger's priority for the rest of the transfer window, with the addition of a holding midfielder a close runner-up
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger should make signing a new striker his priority as transfer deadline day draws closer, according to Goal readers.

Nearly half of voters (45.2 per cent) in our poll think the Gunners require reinforcements in attack following an unconvincing performance from Olivier Giroud in Tuesday's Champions League qualifier against Besiktas.

Wenger has already splashed out to sign Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona this summer but the Chilean started on the right wing in the absence of Theo Walcott.

The results make it clear that our readers believe two key areas need improvement if Arsenal are to challenge for the Premier League title this season - up front and in the holding midfield role.

The latter position came a close second, fetching 37.7% of the vote, and may become a more pressing concern now Wenger has lost Mikel Arteta to injury.

A smaller minority of voters - 12.2% - think the Gunners could do with another central defender despite Calum Chambers' impressive start and the imminent return of Per Mertesacker.

Tellingly, however, just 4.8% of participants believe Arsenal do not need to make any further signings and already boast a complete squad.

On Thursday, Wenger admitted that he would be open to the possibility of strengthening his side in the defensive positions.