It seems Dzeko is less impressed by Man City. As per his agent:
"It is not realistic for Dzeko who is a leading player in Germany and due to perform in the Champions League to opt for an average club like Manchester City," Red explained.
"Arsenal is the other case. We will discuss their offer seriously.
"I will talk over the weekend with Eden and we will see what is best for him. On Monday it is back to the negotiations with Wolfsburg."
The Mirror has 10 things that you should know about Dzeko. Felix Magath while at Wolfsburg said this about his star striker.
"He is just the kind of striker a club would wish for. He is unselfish, has an accurate shot and header, and knows what to do with the ball the moment he receives it."
We are clueless babes in the box.
Supplying the ball is one of our strengths. What we need is a decisive striker who makes himself available to pull that trigger. Arsenal renders itself redundant with so many extra passes when efficiency is needed. The problem with all these lateral passes is that sooner or 26 passes later, predictably a pyramid forms. We have defenders waiting at the apex to head the ball off
a few hours before. The attack peters out after a promising build up.
This is where Dzeko can change the equation.
With him, Arshavin, RVP, and Walcott, we could easily have the 4-3-3. It widens our attacking options. Think Barca in reverse. Think of Arshavin as a Messi but on the left, RVP as an Eto'o pushing the center and Dzeko as a Henry on the right. Arshavin is the most gifted player, wiggling out of tight spaces, creating chances, hence the comparison to Messi. They are all different of course but like Barca, bring a set of attacking skills which are different and hard to defend against.
I am assuming for now that Ade is on his way out and that Bendtner will come off the bench. Eduardo has long term fitness problems.
Having Fabregas as a withdrawn striker stymied his ability to supply the ball. His best asset is anchoring the center of midfield to receive the ball and distributing it to the best option available. He has to have a lot of turf ahead of him to do that. Dzeko provides a big, reliable target who is equally adept at receiving and dishing it off. It opens up the attack and simplifies the midfield muddle, reducing Diaby and Denilson to footnotes in this proposed scheme.
Nasri, Fabregas, and Song have shown that they are more comfortable supplying the ball. This season has tested their goalscoring abilities. Nasri in particular relished his role in L'OM as playmaker and not goalscorer. He has come under such pressure after his two goal output against Man Utd and Arsenal's unreliability up front. Song can be left to hold midfield. Or preferably replaced by a superior holding player like Marcos Senna.
Dzeko is not the panacea of course, but the big Bosnian striker takes off the anxiety enveloping the Arsenal midfield and opens up the attacking options. Against tighter central defenses a 4-3-3 is a very attractive option. I am thinking Man Utd and the lone Adebayor fighting a losing battle against Vidic and Ferdinand.