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Emirates Stadium side ready to make big money moves to strengthen squad.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is ready to splash the cash in pursuit of long long term targets according to Fanatix.
The Gunners manager is looking to make the most of the fact that his North London club have paid off debts accrued by the relocation to the Emirates Stadium and with fresh sponsorship deals in place is now ready to spend big.
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Top of his list of priorities are Borussia Dortmund pair Mario Gotze and Mats Hummels, two of Bundesliga’s best talents and arguably the future of the German national team to boot.
Though Arsenal have three solid centre-back options in Per Mertesacker, Laurent Koscielny and Thomas Vermaelen there have still been a fair few occasions when Wenger’s back-line has been found wanting and 24 year old Hummels may be a player who the French boss feels could act as improvement on those already in his Gunners squad.
This source believes the central defender could cost Arsenal as much as £25m and if Borussia Dortmund do lose their grip on the Bundesliga title, and that certainly seems likely given the fact that Jurgen Klopp’s side sit in third spot some 12 points off Bayern Munich in top spot, then perhaps Hummels would be tempted by a possible Premier League move.
A move for playmaker Gotze could set Arsenal back even more, Fanatix reporting that the Premier League side failed with a £32m bid back in 2011.
The 20 year old can play across the midfield as well as on either flank and could well add even more creativity to the Arsenal side as well as a fresh goal-scoring threat. The German international has helped his side to back to back domestic titles and has looked impressive in Champions League action this season and could apparently be picked up for £30m due to a new release clause in his Westfalenstadion contract.
Wenger is not known for spending such vast sums on new additions but may feel that the ends justify the means given that Arsenal have been on a lengthy lean spell and a move for big name established talents, especially youthful ones, will help appease the club’s suffering fan-base.