Luciano Vietto
Vietto has scored 12 La Liga goals this season.Getty Images

Arsenal should target a move for Villarreal striker Luiciano Vietto to complement their current front line, according to former striker Charlie Nicholas.

Olivier Giroud and Danny Welbeck have scored 26 goals between them this season to help the club all-but secure qualification for next season's Champions League and reach the FA Cup final.

Manager Arsene Wenger has indicated that he will make subtle additions to the Arsenal squad ahead of the new season and while Nicholas agrees with such a policy he wants to see the Argentine forward identified as the club's main target.

"I don't think Arsene Wenger particularly wants or needs a new striker – we can win the league with Olivier Giroud – but if we are to get one in, rather than go for a big name, I'd like to see us target Luciano Vietto, the young Argentinean lad at Villarreal," he told Sky Sports.

"He's an Arsenal type of player – he's all about good movement, but his touch is good too and I think we could get him at a good price. He might need a bit of time to adapt, but he's got so much potential."

Vietto has been linked with a £24m move away from Villarreal having netted 12 goals in 15 league starts this season since his move from Racing Club in the summer.

While there are likely to be only a handful of incomings during the summer, the exits from Arsenal could be significant with a host of players out of contract at the end of the season.

Abou Diaby, Tomas Rosicky, Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini are all yet to agree fresh deals, with the quartet's limited contribution this season leading to questions over their future.

Wojciech Szczesny has also been displaced as number one in goal at The Emirates Stadium and Nicholas would not be surprised to see the keeper offloaded should an adequate replacement be found.

"I quite like Wojciech Szczesny but I'd be happy to move on one of the current goalkeepers, but only if it's for a reliable name like Petr Cech or Iker Casillas," he said.

"I think Thomas Rosicky will go and Abou Diaby's time has probably come to an end, maybe even Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini too."