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Arsenal Draw Up £42m Trio Wish-List as Arsene Wenger Plans Squad Re-Building

Emirates Stadium boss making big transfer plans.

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Arsenal have unveiled new signing Gervino and told fans the spending is far from over.

Manchester United and Liverpool have spent heavily this summer, while Chelsea and Manchester City are preparing to splash the cash on big names.

But Arsenal have been relatively quiet with £12million Ivory Coast forward Gervinho their only big signing.

Other targets – Bolton’s Gary Cahill, Blackburn defender Chris Samba and Valencia winger Juan Mata – have yet to materialise.

However, chief executive Ivan Gazidis insists more signings are likely and maintained the club is not afraid to bring in big names.

“We think very, very carefully about strategy and targets and so on, and are working hard. So we’re not at the end of our activity for this window.

“I still think it will be an active window. We understand where the weaknesses have been. Financially we’re in a strong position, we have resources to spend.

“We’re certainly not sitting there saying, ‘Let’s hold back on our resources’ for some reason. Why would we? The resources are there.”

SOURCE: Daily Mirror

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is clearly keen to bring in additions to his Gunners squad but as yet that process has not been all that successful. Though the club has brought in Ivory Coast striker Gervinho they have seemingly failed to address their defensive problems as yet and this report suggests that a number of targets have been earmarked as possible solutions to these problems.

Last summer Arsenal brought in Laurent Koscielny and Sebastien Squillaci but neither Frenchman adapted well to life in the Premier League and the absence of Thomas Vermaelen for most of the last campaign led to the North London club conceding as many goals last season as in any other season during Arsene Wenger reign.

It clearly didn’t help that the club had problems in the goalkeeping department as well, problems that may be addressed when Manuel Almunia makes his imminent exit.

Wenger still looks to keep star performers Samir Nasri and Cesc Fabregas from leaving but is apparently still keen on improving the club’s attacking third with a move to sign Valencia attacker Juan Mata.

Though Arsenal clearly have a number of wide options with the likes of Nasri, Andrei Arshavin, Theo Walcott as well as youngsters Ryo Miyaichi and Jay Emmanuel-Thomas to call upon, the talented Spanish international would still be a very useful addition to the club’s squad.

Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis has made it clear that Wenger has money to spend and it seems clear that after six seasons without silverware, the club’s supporters want to see the Frenchman spend this summer.

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