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Marica close to Arsenal switch



Romanian striker Ciprian Marica is close to joining Premier League side Arsenal according to the player’s agent.


Marica is a free agent after leaving Schalke04 this summer.


The agent Becali told Daily Mirror that: "Marica is a really great striker who has already got experience in western European football and so it's natural that big clubs are eyeing his career. He's close to joining Arsenal , but we have to wait for the next week."


Arsenal have Olivier Giroud as their only fit striker going into the weekend. Lukas Podolski, Nicklas Bendtner and Yaya Sanogo are all out injured. Theo Wallcott, who can fill in as a striker, is a doubt as he suffered a knock on international duty on Tuesday


By Eben Kofi Eshun



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