If you believe a report by British media out let, Express, Arsenal have tabled a bid of €35m for Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets. Arsenal fans the world over would like the club to sign a reliable defensive midfielder to support Francis Coquelin and this news is surely going to get the fan base buzzing.
Currently, the gunners only have in their rank Francis Coquelin and ageing duo of Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini as a the defensive midfielders. Although on paper three defensive midfielders are good enough going into the season, however, it is generally believed that the duo of Mathieu Flamini and Mikel Arteta cannot and should not be relied on by the club.
Wenger already confirmed last week that he is in the market for one or two truly world class players, a category that Sergio Busquets falls in. Although signing Busquets may seem unlikely, we believe Arsenal can pull off the most audacious transfer deal of the summer if the Catalonian are able to get Paul Pogba from Juventus who they have been linked to.
However, considering the current exchange rate and the inflation in the transfer market, Arsenal may not only have to significantly up their bid but as well as hope Barca an Juventus are able to do a deal fast.