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Arsenal ‘Already’ In Talks Over Big-Money Transfers, Says Ivan Gazidis

Arsenal not scared to spend big this summer.

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Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis says the club are already holding talks over some possible summer transfers, according to the Daily Star.

The Gunners broke their transfer record last year when they clinched a thrilling deal to bring in German playmaker Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid on deadline day, and Gazidis has suggested that some major work will be done to strengthen the club’s squad again ahead of next season.

Fans have recently reacted angrily to Arsenal’s decision not to take up the option of re-signing Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona, with the player instead moving to rivals Chelsea, but there may yet be reason to be optimistic.

Some big names have been linked with moves to the Emirates Stadium in recent months, with attacking players such as Hulk and Mario Balotelli believed to be on Arsene Wenger’s radar, and while Gazidis mentioned no names, he revealed that the club are already working on some deals.

“Transfers are obviously important and we are deep in conversations already,” he said.

“I am confident we will add what we need this summer. The manager is not scared to spend, has the experience, but as always will have to juggle a set budget.”

Gazidis added that the club are happy with how the 2013/14 season panned out for the team, with fourth place securing a Champions League spot for the 17th season in a row and, more importantly, an FA Cup final win over Hull City sealing Arsenal’s first piece of silverware since 2005.

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