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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will finally throw his money into the transfer market as he embarks on a £35million spending spree.
The news will delight fans who have been left bewildered by his lack of activity this summer, after promising to be busy, but so far only Gervinho and Carl Jenkinson have arrived.
His hand has been forced by a number of injuries to his squad in pre-season with Robin van Persie, Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere and Thomas Vermaelen all struggling to be fit for the season opener against Newcastle.
The knock picked up by Van Persie and Vermaelen are particularly worrying for the boss as they are considered two of the more senior players.
It has made Wenger up his interest in Bolton Wanderers defender Gary Cahill, with the Frenchman hoping a £15million bid, plus players on a season-long loan, will be enough.
The 25-year-old has been on Wenger’s radar all summer but a £17million release clause for a player with only one-year left on his contract has proved prohibitive.
Wenger will also move for £7million-rated Birmingham City centre-back Scott Dann to help solve Arsenal’s defensive frailties.
Phil Jagielka and Christopher Samba have all interested the Gunners boss but their high price tags and age have put off the north London club.
As well as solving current problems, Wenger will invest in the future with a £13million double swoop for Southampton’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Cost Rica striker Joel Campbell.
Negotiations for Chamberlain, 17, are ongoing, with Southampton understood to have been holding out for a sell-on fee of around 40 per cent, according to the Daily Telegraph.
But further talks have resulted in agreement being neared on a deal that would involve Arsenal paying around £7million with a further £5million in add-ons.
Campbell, 19, would also be a signing largely for the long-term and will cost around £1 million.