Arsene Wenger Still Has A £50m Transfer War Chest To Splash Out On New Recruits In January

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Frenchman may use funds to lure Reus and Draxler to the Emirates next year. 

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Arsenal head coach Arsene Wenger still has a whopping £50 million at his disposal to spend on new players when the transfer window reopens for business at the turn of the year, according to reports in the Sun.

The north London club splashed out an eye-watering £42.4m in the recent summer window to bring coveted Real Madrid playmaker Mesut Ozil to the Emirates on a bumper five-year deal worth a staggering £200,000 per week.

However, despite the Gunners having made the Germany international their club-record signing, beating the previous highest transfer fee of just £16.5m which they shelled out to bring Spain midfield player Santi Cazorla to the capital from Liga outfit Malaga last summer, Wenger is said to still be armed with a further £50m transfer war chest to spend on new recruits come the new year.

The club’s latest accounts show cash reserves of nearly £120m till May 31 this year and despite the fact that Arsenal are currently sitting at the top of the Premier League, albeit only on goal difference from city rivals Tottenham Hotspur, it is still expected that Wenger will target a number of new recruits come January.

And the names on the Frenchman’s wish list are believed to be those of Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus and Schalke 04 midfield player Julian Draxler.

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