Emirates Stadium boss ready to spend big.
Arsenal are ready to stump up the cash to land two long term targets as Arsene Wenger looks to bring in Borussia Dortmund pair Neven Subotic and Mario Goetze.
Wenger, who is known for his cautious attitude to spending, will be looking to the Emirates Stadium board to sanction a bid for around £40m to land the Bundesliga duo who have become much sought after players following their contribution to Dortmund’s domestic title success last term.
Having seen his side continue to struggle defensively the North London club is keen to bring in further defensive reinforcements and to that end have earmarked a move for Serbian international Subotic. The 22 year old has formed a solid centre back partnership with Matts Hummels as Jurgen Klopp’s side conceded just 22 goals in 34 league games last term.
Arsene Wenger also wants to push on with efforts to land German international starlet Mario Goetze, a player said to be a target of both La Liga giants Real Madrid and Barcelona. The teenager has been a huge hit over the past 18 months and is now a regular fixture in Joachim Low’s German national team set-up.
Last season the youngster notched up over 40 appearances registering eight goals and 12 assists and is seen by some as the ideal long term successor to Cesc Fabregas.
Arsene Wenger has been quoted as saying that moves to bring in new additions in January is unlikely and indeed the Arsenal boss is not known for doing a great deal of business in winter transfer windows. The North London club will look to make significant offers for the Dortmund stars in the summer and therefore the Gunners must secure a top four finish in order to be able to attract these, or indeed other, big name targets.
This season has become crucial to both the club and Wenger personally. After six seasons without silverware and seeing other sides overtake Arsenal in the process has left them needing to secure Champions League qualification at the very least, anything less may well lead to the 62 year old Frenchman leaving.