Emirates Stadium side prepare moves for top notch signings that could help make them genuine title contenders again.
Arsene Wenger is reportedly well and truly ready to spend a sizable transfer war-chest according to the Daily Mirror, with a quartet of talents on the Arsenal boss’s wishlist.
However a Champions League berth if crucial for his plans to secure top quality additions and will hope that his North London side continue their good run of recent form from now until the end of the season.
Fiorentina forward Stevan Jovetic remains Wenger’s prime target as he looks to strengthen his attack. The 23 year old has been in good form of late and his record of 26 goals in his last 52 Serie A starts is certainly a record that would impress many.
Wenger is keen to boost an attack that relies heavily on Olivier Giroud though Ivory Coast international Gervinho has impressed in recent weeks. One would imagine that loaned out trio Nicklas Bendtner, Park Chu-Young and Marouane Chamakh are well and truly surplus to requirements and room can be made to bring in the Montenegro international.
Barcelona keeper Victor Valdes is another long term target and Arsene Wenger is keen to land and given that the Spanish international has stated his intention to leave the Nou Camp there is perhaps a chance that the experienced custodian would be open to a move to the Emirates Stadium.
Wenger will however have been impressed by the recent showings from Pole Lukasz Fabianski, who has conceded just two goals in four games since his comeback to the first team fold, due in part to the poor form shown by fellow countryman Wojciech Szczesny.
Arsenal are also chasing Dutch international right-back Daryl Janmaat, a player who Wenger sees as a potential replacement for Bacary Sagna, who is strongly linked with a Gunners exit this summer. The 23 year old Feyenoord man has impressed in his debut season at the Rotterdam based side and has forced himself into Louis van Gaal’s national team set-up.
One wonders if such a move is entirely necessary given that Arsene Wenger can call upon Carl Jenkinson as an alternative to Sagna, a player with a bright future and a youngster who has more than proved himself when called upon this term.
The final target named by this source comes in the shape of tigerish Toulouse midfielder Etienne Capoue, who may well provide Arsene Wenger with the steely midfield presence he could dearly use. The Arsenal manager hasn’t replaced Alex Song since his move to Barcelona and yet another long term injury to Abou Diaby leaves the club even more short of bite in the centre of the park.
Capoue has arguably outgrown his Ligue 1 side and would probably jump at the chance of a move to Arsenal this summer.