Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis has confirmed the club's plans to sign a new striker during the January transfer window.
The Gunners have limited options when it comes to central strikers, with Olivier Giroud, Nicklas Bendtner and young Frenchman Yaya Sanogo the only options available to manager Arsene Wenger.
While Giroud has started the season in wonderful form, Bendtner has once again frustrated when he has been presented with an opportunity in the first team and Arsenal fans have been heavily critical of his performances.
The Gunners are looking to end a long run without a major honour and are well placed both domestically and in Europe as they sit top of the table in the Premier League and in a difficult Champions League group.
As Wenger looks to win a first trophy since the FA Cup in 2005, it seems he will have the chance to further strengthen his attacking options in January.
"We will see where Arsenal will be in January and whether or not the club will invest in another forward," Gazidis told French newspaper L'Equipe.
"Olivier Giroud won't be able to go on all alone until the end of the season. We need to buy."
Arsenal attempted to sign Liverpool's Luis Suarez in the summer but it is unlikely that Uruguayan will be allowed to leave Anfield after an incredible start to the season.
The north London club have been linked with several other forwards in recent weeks but it remains to be seen who will be targeted in the new year.