Arsenal targeting Man City’s Dzeko

Arsenal are considering whether to make a bid for Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko, who has become frustrated at his lack of starts for Manuel Pellegrini’s side, according to the Daily Mirror.

Dzeko began the season as first-choice alongside Sergio Aguero, but in recent weeks he has been relegated to the bench in favour of Alvaro Negredo. The Bosnian was also frustrated last season under Roberto Mancini, when he found himself used mainly as an impact substitute. Since joining Man City in January 2011, Dzeko has scored 56 goals in 121 appearances in all competitions.

The Gunners, who are short of attacking options, are weighing up potential signings as they look to ease the burden on Olivier Giroud, who has started as the lone striker in all 11 of their Premier League games so far this season with Nicklas Bendtner the only player providing the Frenchman with any competition for his place.

Arsenal are reportedly following Dzeko’s situation closely, while Karim Benzema of Real Madrid is also among their list of possible targets. Inter are also looking at the 27-year-old Dzeko, who is seeking more playing time ahead of next year’s World Cup.

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