Emirates Stadium boss ready to spend to help improve Gunners squad.
Arsene Wenger will hope to complete the signing of Lille pair Eden Hazard and Moussa Sow as the Arsenal boss seeks to spend the cash accrued from the sale of Cesc Fabregas and Gael Clichy to improve his Gunners squad before the transfer window slams shut at the end of the month.
Wenger is known to be huge admirer of £20m rated young Belgian international Hazard but has hitherto not followed up that interest with a firm offer but will look to make a significant offer to bring in the Lille man to help replace the loss of Fabregas and potential departure of attacking midfielder Samir Nasri.
The 20 year old adaptable attacker has been a regular at the Stade Metropole for three seasons and helped the club secure their first domestic title in over 50 years last term but has since seen star players Yohan Cabaye and Gervinho leave the club for the Premier League and Hazard may well be keen to follow them to England.
Lille striker Moussa Sow has been quoted as saying that if he were to leave the Ligue 1 champions then he would favour a move to the Emirates Stadium and the 25 year old Senegalese international is an effective striker who may well help to boost the club’s attacking options. This may become even more relevant if Nicklas Bendtner follows Carlos Vela to the Arsenal exit this summer, with the Mexican agreeing a loan move to Real Sociedad and the Danish international said to be likely to leave the North London club this summer.
£14m rated Sow was the top scorer in Ligue 1 last term, netting 25 goals in his first season at Lille.
Arsenal have thus far this summer purchased two teenagers with no top tier experience, Carl Jenkinson and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and the aforementioned Gervinho and clearly if Wenger is to lose Nasri as well as Clichy and Fabregas then there is a very real need for the club to bring in reinforcements or face the consequences of a possible seventh successive season without silverware.