Arsene Wenger begins to draw up list of potential summer additions to strengthen his Emirates Stadium squad.
Arsene Wenger is already drawing up a list of targets that he hopes he can lure to the Emirates Stadium this summer. The Arsenal boss will be handed a significant transfer war-chest as the Frenchman looks to bring an end to a lengthy lean spell but knows the quality of player he can attract will be greatly affected by whether the Gunners can secure that all important Champions League berth.
High up on Wenger’s wish-list is battling French midfielder Etienne Capoue who could well be tempted to leave Toulouse to further his career.
The 24 year old one club man was apparently a player Wenger attempted to sign last month but Toulouse had demanded £14m for the defensive midfielder, a price that Wenger was apparently unwilling to meet.
Wenger will look to re-ignite talks to bring in the box to box performer as he looks to bring in a player who can add some much needed steel to his midfield and may look to come up with an offer that could involve the use of a squad player in a part exchange deal with the likes of Marouane Chamakh & Sebastien Squillaci, both with extensive Ligue 1 experience, leading the list of possible candidates.