The manager is also eager to solve his problems between the sticks too, after Wojciech Szczesny proved that he is not yet capable of holding down the number one spot on a regular basis. Wenger will now look to push through a move for QPR’s Brazilian international Julio Cesar after a move to Roma fell though when they wrapped up the signing of Napoli stopper Morgan De Sanctis last week.
The 33-year-old stopper has perviously said that he hopes to still be able to offer something to a top club and has made Arsenal his first choice destination because of their involvement in the Champions League.
Keen to signal the club’s intent at challenging for honours this year, Wenger will also look to steal the signature of Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini from under the noses of Manchester United. Wenger knows that the side are in desperate need to a solid box-to-box midfielder who can also operate in a more defensive role too.
The club were tentatively linked with a move for the Belgian international earlier in the year, but he is now hoping to take advantage of the uncertainty that currently surrounds the 25-year-old by convincing him that his approach will garner more success than that of counterpart David Moyes.
Fellaini had reportedly come close to joining Chelsea in January, but the move failed to materialise and other targets, couple with managerial changes, have caused previously interested clubs to change track that he seen the midfielder stay at Everton.