A busy summer ahead for Emirates Stadium boss Arsene Wenger.
Arsene Wenger is plotting a double raid on French club Lorient to launch his summer rebuilding plans.
Arsenal have made an offer to midfielder Morgan Amalfitano – a free agent – and also fancies promising French international striker Kevin Gameiro, 23.
Wenger signed defender Laurent Koscielny from Lorient last July, developing close links with the club in Brittany.
Amalfitano, 26, has also been chased by Aston Villa and Sevilla and would be seen as good business on a free transfer.
Gameiro will be available at around £12million, having made it clear he wants to join a club in the Champions League.
Arsenal are likely to offload a striker, with Nicklas Bendtner interesting Bayern Munich.
Bayern’s incoming coach Jupp Heynckes has urged the Germans to forget about Chelsea’s Jose Bosingwa and pursue Bacary Sagna
SOURCE: Daily Mirror
Arsene Wenger has a habit of not approaching established stars so moves to sign this Lorient pair are just the type of move the Gunners boss is known for. Kevin Gamiero is bang in form and is a player high up on many of Europe elite’s wish-lists. The 24 year old has netted 54 goals in the past three seasons and may well have outgrown his Ligue 1 side Lorient.
25 year old central midfielder Morgan Amalfitano is another said to be linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium and this source is right to point out that the fact that his contract runs out in the summer has made him an attractive proposition, one would wonder if the former Sedan man is really a player who is good enough to play at the highest level.
Interest from Bayern Munich in Nicklas Bendtner has been discussed at length before and any decent offer for the Danish international would probably be accepted by Wenger as the giant striker is low down on the club’s pecking order.
Bacary Sagna has however recently stated his intention to stay at Arsenal so is likely to be tempted by a move to the Allianz Arena. There are big question marks over the future of some of the North London club’s squad though, with the likes of Emmanuel Eboue, Andrei Arshavin, Gael Clichy, Manuel Almunia and Denilson.