Arsene Wenger set to splash the cash in search of meaningful silverware.
Arsenal are thought to be planning to give boss Arsene Wenger a £30million transfer kitty to turn the Emirates club from also-rans into real title contenders.
Rumours suggest a striker and a defender will arrive in the January transfer window to boost their growing title challenge.
Arsene Wenger is said to have a fund of £30m following the sales of Emmanuel Adebayor and Kolo Toure to Manchester City in the summer and, injuries to Robin van Persie and Nicklas Bendtner have forced him to play Russian Andrey Arshavin as a central striker lately. (Sunday Mercury)
Many reports appear to suggest that the striker that Arsene Wenger is most likely to splash out on is Toulouse hitman Andre Pierre-Gignac, a French international who’s physical approach to the game will greatly suit the Premier League. The 24 year old is said to be ready to leave his Ligue 1 side in search of a big step up the ladder and will surely jump at the chance of a move to the Emirates. The north London side are also said to be considering forking out the £4m that Bordeaux could accept for Marouane Chamakh to avoid losing the Moroccan for nothing in the summer, however the striker may not want to leave the title holders given that they are flying high in the domestic league and also through to the knock out stages of the Champions League.
There are also a succession of centre backs that Arsene Wenger is reportedly keen to snap up to give his side more strength in depth at the back with the likes of Matthew Upson and Neven Subotic being the most prominently mentioned.
A move for former Arsenal man Upson seems less likely given that West Ham appear to only be considering very large sums for a player who is the wrong side of 30 and a move to Manchester City may be more likely for the England international. Borussia Dortmund defender Subotic would then seem the more likely signing, dubbed the “New Nemanja Vidic” the 21 year old Serbian could be a very good buy indeed and however hard the Bundesliga side tries to convince the world that a sale is out of the question it is worth noting that the German side are a way off the pace in the domestic league and Subotic may well be keen to make a move away from the side who have fallen well down the pecking order.