Gunners close to finalising superb transfer business.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is close to finalising deals for three more new signings before the end of the summer transfer window, according to various sources.
The Gunners have spent big so far on bringing in the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Mathieu Debuchy and Calum Chambers, all of whom made their Premier League debuts in the team’s opening day win over Crystal Palace on Saturday, and Wenger is now playing it smart in the transfer market with three quality signings coming in on the cheap.
Although Arsenal have added real quality to their side with Sanchez in particular, they still lack depth in most areas of the pitch, and Wenger has managed to find a bargain signing in central defence, central midfield and attack to enhance his squad depth for the challenging new season ahead.
3) Kostas Manolas (Olympiacos)
For a fee of just £8m, Arsenal could be about to bring in Olympiacos defender Kostas Manolas as a replacement for Thomas Vermaelen. The Greek international has been one of his side’s most impressive performers in recent times, attracting interest from the likes of Juventus. Still only 23 years of age, the commanding centre-back should be a useful long-term signing for the Gunners and add real depth to their current options at the back.