Arsenal are looking to finally break the bank this season. The Gunners are looking to bolster thier squad and they have identified 3 crucial targets namely, Alvaro Morata, Granit Xhaka and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
The Gunners are looking to have a squad overhaul with the hopes of gaining more than a mere top four every season. The board are backing Wenger and have given him the go ahead to splash the cash and win them titles.
Wenger has been bashed on a yearly basis for his lack of transfer activity. The Frenchman was the only manager in the top five divisions in Europe not to sign an outfield player last summer. Not an impressive record baring in mind the club needed reinforcements.
However, all that is believed to be in the past as Arsena are reportedly on the verge of completing a £30 million deal for Granit Xhaka which will have add-ons. Xhaka has been criticized for being a walking yellow card everytime he sets to stage yet he is an excellent midfielder who can attack and defend. He has the tenacity and command required in midfield and his presence will allow Arsebal to attack with ease.
Olivier Giroud has struggled for consistency for the Gunners and with English forward Danny Welbeck side-lined for at least 9 months it seems only reasonable to purse another striker. Morata has been superb since join Juventus and it appears Real Madrid won’t be looking to activate his release clause.
Borussia Dortmund’s Mkhitaryan is the third target for the Gunners. The Gunners are not alone in their pursuit as Tottenham and Liverpool are both believed to be interested. However, the Gunners are confident of being the front runners to his signature.
The 27-year-old has sparkled for Dortmund and Wenger is now looking to capture the Armenian. Arsenal are set to undergo a overhaul with fringe players like Mikel Arteta, Mathieu Flamini and Thomas Rosicky leaving the club when their contracts expire.
Theo Walcott, Per Mertesacker, Mathieu Debuchy and Kieran Gibbs could also be on their way out as Wenger looks to build as squad to win first Premier League title since 2004.
Will Arsenal’s transfer plans be successful? Or will Wenger pull out last minute only to promote a youth player.