Arsenal Set to Use Entire £80m Budget In Pursuit Of Deals to Sign ‘Marquee’ Pair

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Emirates Stadium side ready to splash the cash in search of major silverware in 2013/14.

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The Daily Star believe that Arsene Wenger is set to change the habits of a lifetime as the Arsenal boss looks to make two big money signings in the space of one summer transfer window.

They claim that the Gunners boss is ready to blow his entire £80m transfer budget on the signing of two players, no doubt a move that long suffering Arsenal fans will heartily support.

Wenger is ready to meet Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini’s £24m release clause as well as making him a wage offer that would make him the North London club’s top earner. There is no denying that the addition of the powerful midfielder could greatly aid Arsenal’s push to end a eight year silverware drought.

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The Belgian is not only proven at Premier League level he is also at the peak of his powers having greatly impressed last season, during which he netted a dozen goals. The 25 year old powerhouse has the bite and power to help repel opposition advances and could well give the likes of Jack Wilshere and Santi Cazorla the protection they need in the absence of an out and out enforcer.

The Arsenal manager is also keen to step up efforts to sign a slightly less likely target, namely Man United’s want-away striker Wayne Rooney.

Any successful bid for the 27 year old England man would have to involve a bid in excess of £30m or if you prefer, double Arsenal’s current record transfer spend, and would also need to see Arsenal offer a salary of at least £200k a week, or if you prefer, double the club’s current top earners Theo Walcott and Lukas Podolski, both of whom are thought to be on around £100k a week.

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On the plus side Wenger’s interest in the Old Trafford star would be with a view to using Rooney in his preferred striking position, a role that David Moyes will be unable to offer his former Toffees charge due to the likely presence of Robin Van Persie in his starting eleven.

Even though Rooney has placed a verbal request to leave Man United it would still be a surprise if the Premier League title holders did indeed sell the club’s fourth highest goal-scorer of all time, and even more of a shock if they choose to offload the unhappy forward to a domestic rival.

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