Emirates Stadium side look to bring in players with proven English top tier experience.
Arsene Wenger’s push to strengthen his squad this summer will see the Arsenal boss plot moves for three Premier League talents as he opts to target players with experience of plying their trade in the English top tier.
CaughtOffside understands that Wenger is ready to pen a new two year contract extension and will be handed a significant transfer war-chest as motivation to commit to the north London club.
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Wenger has all but given up hope of persuading French international Bacary Sagna to remain at the Emirates Stadium and as such will look to land adaptable Man City defender Micah Richards, who is looking to re-ignite his stuttering career.
The 25 year old England man has made just two Premier League starts and wants a fresh challenge and is said to be open to a move to join Arsenal with Wenger ready to offer £8m for the Man City man.
It will take a significantly large bid for Arsenal to secure another target, Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony, with Wenger looking to bring in much needed attacking additions.
Wenger has scouted the Ivory Coast international on a number of occasions this term and is ready to offer up to £20m for the former Vitesse Arnhem man, who has scored 25 goals in his debut season at the Liberty Stadium.
The powerful marksman has done superbly well since moving to Swansea City and his ability to score goals against top opposition has not gone unnoticed.
Bony has netted against Arsenal, Liverpool, Tottenham, Man United and Man City during the current campaign and Wenger wants the 25 year old to support Olivier Giroud in his attack, with Lukas Podolski potentially set for a move back to Bundesliga.
Wenger will then look to secure the services of Southampton tough tackler Morgan Schneiderlin to help offer some much needed additional steel in his Arsenal midfield.
Mikel Arteta may well be set to leave Arsenal this summer whilst Mathieu Flamini has only been used in a limited role this season leaving Wenger keen to bring in additional defensive midfield options.
Arsenal will offer Southampton up to £12m for the Frenchman.
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