Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski and Fiorentina forward Stevan Jovetic top Arsenal's list of replacements for Robin van Persie, the Daily Mail reports.
The Dutchman, whose future at the club was the matter of much debate over the summer, has now confirmed he will not sign an extension to his present contract, leading manager Arsene Wenger to begin the process of hiring a replacement striker. The indicates the Gunners' scouting team will hold a meeting at the club's training ground in London Colney, sometime next week, to discuss the matter. Meanwhile, club chiefs will decide whether to cash in on their talismanic skipper this summer or see him walk as a free agent next season, particularly since he has publicly expressed a lack of confidence in the team's ambitions.
Dortmund's Lewandowski, who featured for Poland at Euro 2012, has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United after bagging 30 goals for the Bundesliga outfit last term, in their domestic double-winning season. Poland boss Franciszek Smuda even claimed he was sure the 23 year old would move to Old Trafford after the European Championships. However, it now appears Sir Alex Ferguson's side have cooled their interest in the striker. Wenger did send scouts to watch Lewandowski in action last season, according to the report, and he might now try to press ahead with a move for the Pole, who is a self-confessed Arsenal fan.
Meanwhile, Fiorentina's Jovetic, who has been linked to Chelsea for some time now, remains a strong possibility. The Montenegrin scored 14 times for his club last season and is considered one of Europe's brightest talents. Wenger might consider a move for the 22 year old, after having him watched by scouts last term.
Campbell Joins Real Betis on Loan
In other Arsenal news, striker Joel Campbell has joined La Liga side Real Betis on a season-long loan deal.
"It's a great opportunity for me to grow. I am going to the world's best league, and I want to play. I want to show what I am capable of," ESPN quoted the 20 year old as saying.
The Costa Rica international has yet to make a senior appearance for the Gunners following his move from native club Deportivo Saprissa last summer. Campbell spent last season on loan at Ligue 1 outfit Lorient.