Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has a habit of going in again for players who he failed to sign previously. Mesut Ozil is a case in point. So is Alexis Sanchez . Having missed out on both at the first attempt , Wenger finally landed them on the second.
This summer has seen him linked with Karim Benzema and Mario Götze , who were both players highly coveted by the Frenchman in their formative years. However , if recent reports in the Daily Mail are true , Wenger is looking to defy all expectations and preparing an audacious swoop for Manchester United winger Angel Di Maria.
The Argentine winger joined the Red Devils just last summer from Real Madrid in a British record deal worth £59.7 million. However, after enjoying a decent start to his Old Trafford career , his performances faded and he looked a shadow of his former marauding self.
Di Maria has reportedly been told he can leave United this summer if he wants, with United manager Louis van Gaal deciding that the Argentine superstar will not be a major part of his plans for next season. With interest from both Bayern Munich and Paris Saint Germain , United are confident of recouping their investment of last summer.
However, Arsene Wenger , who has tried to sign the Argentine four times in the past and allegedly remains a big fan of the player , is plotting a bid believed to be in the region of £40 million to lure him to the Emirates. The Frenchman remains convinced that the winger can rediscover his best form at Arsenal.
This is a refreshing change for Arsenal fans who are finally witnessing their club doing to others what they themselves have suffered over the years. This is no longer a club that will be content to sell its best players to its rivals. Something finally seems to have changed at the Emirates. Gone are the days when mercenaries like Nasri and Van Persie left the club in search of glory elsewhere. This new look Arsenal have a newly found ruthlessness in themselves which can go a long way towards helping Arsene Wenger to another title.