Emirates Stadium side ready to dig deep to land top notch talents this summer.
Arsenal are readying a £70m Bundesliga spending spree according to the Daily Mirror.
The North London side are prepared to smash their club record transfer fee on a number of occasions in order to strengthen a Gunners squad that has experienced a difficult season.
Chief among Arsene Wenger’s targets are a Borussia Dortmund pair Robert Lewandowski and Mario Gotze, two players who have been key to Jurgen Klopp’s recent successes, helping the Westfalenstadion side’s back to back Bundesliga titles and the club’s march to the Champions League quarter-finals this term.
This source believes Wenger is keen to land £25m rated Pole Lewandowski but points out that Man United, Chelsea and Bayern Munich are all also tracking the powerful forward and this may well be something of an obstacle to bringing the striker to the Emirates Stadium this summer.
Lewandowski scored 30 goals in all competitions last term and is the current top scorer in the German top tier, this despite the fact that his Dortmund side have lost their grip on the title.
Striker Lewandowski – valued at £25m – is also wanted by Manchester United, Chelsea and Bayern Munich, but Gunners manager Wenger is keen to land the 24-year-old Poland international.
Arsenal’s interest in Gotze may prove equally challenging to snare, with the 20 year old considered one of the hottest properties in European football. The youngster is already an established talent for both club and country and is a player who would effectively have his pick of Europe’s ‘Elite’ should he choose to leave Borussia Dortmund.
The third of the Gunners German based targets is perhaps the most likely to consider a move to the North London club. Lars Bender is having an excellent season with Bayer Leverkusen this term but the 23 year old adaptable midfielder may be tempted by a move to Arsenal, especially if his side opts to sell their prized asset, Andre Schurrle, this summer.
Wenger has shopped in the Bundesliga on a number of occasions in recent seasons, bringing in the likes of Per Mertesacker, Lukas Podolski as well as academy talents Serge Gnabry, Leander Siemann, Thomas Eisfeld who are all progressing well having been brought in by the Arsenal boss.