Arsenal’s transfer policy over the past few seasons has always been criticised by fans but things seem to have changed now.
From the £32 million signing of Ozil to the £35million deal that brought Sanchez in (which has guaranteed back to back FA Cup triumph, Arsene Wenger appears to have learnt his lessons.
This summer, Arsenal have signed experienced goalkeeper, Petr Cech from Chelsea. However, they are still linked to several other top stars in European football. Morgan Schneiderlin, Karim Benzema and Arturo Vidal are amongst the names linked to the Gunners.
Arsenal have already had a bid of £21 million rejected by Juventus for Vidal, but that has not dettered Wenger is his pursuit of the Chilean midfielder.
Meanwhile, Juventus have been reported to be willing to part with the 28-year player only if their £32 million asking price is met. According to Daily Express via Squawka, Vidal may move to North London if he is guaranteed at least £5 million a year.
The Chilean international has been attracting a whole lot of interests from several European top clubs after helping Juventus to a Serie A and Copa Italia title last term.
Reports have also confirmed in recent times that the former Bayern Leverkusen player has agreed to move to Real Madrid, but the Spanish giants’ bid of £25 million is well beyond Juventus’ valuation.
If Juventus let Vidal leave, they will likely sign Oscar or Ramires as his replacement.
Vidal, 28, was also close to joining Man United last summer but the deal did fall through as a result of the player’s knee injury.
The box-to-box midfielder has won four Serie A titles and two Copa Italias since joining the Bianconeri.
Meanwhile, Gunners’ boss Arsene Wenger has been speaking to Real Madrid striker, Karim Benzema, reports confim.
The veteran manager is said to be keen on the highly-rated French striker – who he wants to make his first-choice striker – should he join.
Spanish Journalist, Paco Gonzalez revealed via Metro that a phone call took place between Wenger and Benzema in which the Arsenal boss persuaded the striker to join him at the club.
Signing both players will represent a statement of intent from Arsenal to other Premier League rivals that they really “mean business” next term.
Meanwhile, Benzema is unlikely to leave the Bernabeu this summer because he is happy with the club. If he will leave for England therefore, his possible destination will be Arsenal or Man United.
The Gunners will be hoping to compete for the league title next term. They will also be willing to go far in the Champions League.