Emirates Stadium side ready to break transfer record twice this summer.
Arsene Wenger is apparently being urged to alter his usually reserved approach to the transfer market by a board that has made as much as £70m available for summer additions regardless of whether the North London club secure a Champions League berth.
Chief among the targets the Gunners boss is looking to land this summer is Spanish international Isco with Wenger readying a club record £30m bid to trigger the Malaga midfielder’s release clause.
Arsenal will have to beat off strong competition for the 20 year old midfielder, who has had an outstanding 18 months since moving to La Rosaleda from Valencia.
In his first campaign he helped Malaga to secure a Champions League berth and has proven even more effective this term to take the club to the quarter-finals of the showpiece competition, scoring freely from the midfield in the process.
Having already signed Isco’s team-mates Santi Cazorla and Nacho Monreal one would imagine Wenger is confident he can pull off a hat-trick.
Wenger will then look to beef up his Arsenal attack with a £20m bid for Fiorentina forward Stevan Jovetic, with the Montenegro international said to be ready to leave the Serie A side this summer after five seasons at the Stadio Artemi Franchi stadium.
Vincenzo Montella has planned ahead for the possibility he would lose the 23 year old by bringing in Villarreal forward Giuseppe Rossi, doing so in January even though the Italian forward was still laid up with a long term injury.
Jovetic netted 14 Serie A goals last term and already has a dozen to his name from the current campaign.
The Arsenal boss will turn to Toulouse tough tackler to provide the club with some much needed steel and will offer up to £10m to land the French international with Arsenal already cleared for talks with the player with the Ligue 1 side ready to listen to offers for the one club man.
Wenger is keen to bring in a defensive midfield presence after coming to the realisation that using Mikel Arteta in an unfamiliar holding role is not only restricting the Spaniard’s effectiveness whilst also failing to properly address the lack of bite in the centre of the park.
Arsene Wenger will hope that Capoue offers protection for the likes of Arteta, Jack Wilshere and Santi Cazorla whilst helping to stifle opposition advances.