Wenger working on three more exciting deals.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger could be set to pull off three more major signings upon returning to the club for pre-season preparation, CaughtOffside understands.
The Gunners have already brought in two big names in Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona and Mathieu Debuchy from Newcastle United, and will hope to get their summer spending out of the way quickly with moves for three more of their main targets to address the key areas of their squad.
In a triple deal worth around £73m, Wenger will complete the signings of a new striker, a winger and a defensive midfielder, giving Arsenal an exciting new-look squad that could be ready to launch a serious assault on the Premier League title and Champions League.
3) Lars Bender (Bayer Leverkusen)
Arsenal will first look to sign Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Lars Bender in a deal worth around £20m, with Wenger identifying the German international as a cheaper alternative to Real Madrid’s Sami Khedira, whose wage demands are too high and have seemingly put a halt on any potential move. Bender has been linked with the Gunners before, however, and remains a good alternative for the club in that position. A fee and contract have supposedly been agreed, and the player will arrive in London for a medical next week before being announced as an Arsenal player.