Emirates boss uses World Cup holiday to help size up new signings.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has apparently earmarked three World Cup performers as Emirates additions as he continues his scouting mission in South Africa. The Gunners manager has already been quoted as saying that he is hoping to complete a defensive capture before the tournament comes to a close and the trio that he is ready to splash the cash on are highly rated Danish centre back Simon Kjaer, Nigerian keeper Vincent Enyeama and German playmaker Mesut Ozil.
All three would be quality additions to the north London squad but perhaps most important is the search for a new keeper given Wenger’s displeasure at the performances of both Manuel Almunia and Lukasz Fabianski last season. £4m rated Hapoel Tel Aviv goalie Vincent Enyeama may have made a crucial error against Greece he did also make some astounding stops in both that encounter and against Argentina.
Simon Kjaer seems destined to leave Palermo and the young defender has been reportedly targeted by both Liverpool and Manchester United and as Arsenal are set to allow William Gallas and Mikel Silvestre leave the club they will need new defensive additions and the £11m valued Danish international has shown great potential after two solid Serie A seasons.
Mesut Ozil was marvellous against Australia and is an archetypal Wenger-style player. Great touch and vision and with a great footballing brain. The £16m rated attacking midfielder could well be persuaded to leave Werder Bremen and even the player’s own agent has suggested a move could be on the cards.