First Nasri, a deal that is said to be more or less complete, and now another big cash signing, Arsene clearly means business this summer!
ARSENE WENGER is eyeing Alexander Hleb’s replacement — Valencia’s David Silva.
Hleb is eager to get away from Arsenal with Barcelona the latest club to make a move for the unsettled Belarus star.
And boss Wenger has found the man to fill Hleb’s boots in £20million-rated Spaniard Silva.
Wenger was in Vienna on Sunday to watch Silva in Spain’s victory over Italy — a match decided by Gunner Cesc Fabregas in the penalty shootout.
Silva, 22, was again impressive, as he has been throughout Euro 2008, in Spain’s march to the semi-finals.
His versatility attracts Wenger because he can play right or left of midfield or off the front man.
An Arsenal source revealed: “Arsene wasn’t just in Vienna to cheer on Cesc — he was there to take a good look at Silva.
“He is a player who would fit well in the Arsenal set-up, especially if Hleb goes.” (The Sun)
David Silva has been one of the stand-out talents of this hugely exciting Euro 2008, and it appears that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger wants the winger to join the Gunners to join fellow young starlet Samir Nasri. If the signing is to compensate for the loss of the Belarussian, the French genius has more than made up for that potential exit.
Do Arsenal fans like what they have seen of Silva over the past couple of weeks and do they think he fits in nicely with the style and panache already gracing their squad?