As the end of the transfer window begins to slowly draw to a close, Arsenal fans look like they’re getting a bit desperate as they search for a solution to their striking problem – with some calling on Arsene Wenger to sign up Mo Farah.
The Gunners are known to be in the market for a forward, having had a bid rejected for Alexandre Lacazette earlier in the summer, and currently only have Oliver Giroud as the club’s single out-and-out central striker.
And rather than dipping into the continent for the latest young starlet from Barcelona or Milan, Gooners are urging their manager and board to think outside the box and offer Farah a career change:
Can Mo Farah play striker?
— dec (@mynamedec) August 21, 2016
I wish Arsenal could sign a finisher as effective as @Mo_Farah. Are we sure he can't play striker?
— o/ Angles (@Angles305) August 21, 2016
BREAKING NEWS: Jubilation in Arsenal camp as Wenger signs Mo Farah as a striker. More to follow.
— Daniel N. Kiriungi (@dkiriungi) August 21, 2016
We are delighted for Mo Farah to win little bit double double. Can he play as a striker? I don't know. We are working on that day and night.
— Wenger Knows Best (@wengerknowsbest) August 21, 2016
— Samy (@WasNeverAToon) August 21, 2016
.@Mo_Farah Can you play striker?
— Nicholas (@nrdoherty) August 21, 2016
— XhakaOzil (@NyabutoJulius1) August 16, 2016
— Indiana Bönes (@Cechque) August 21, 2016
— reyjunior (@vanreyivo) August 21, 2016
— Fäisal B (@The_Gunnersbury) August 21, 2016
The 33-year-old long distance runner completed history at the Rio Olympics last night by winning gold in the men’s 5000 meters final for the second successive games.
But does he fancy swapping the track for the football pitch? To be honest, playing in front of the Arsenal fans seems a bit demanding at the moment.
Probably best to stick to the running, Mo.