Arsenal Hoping To Wrap Up Deals For Superb £49.5m Trio On Transfer Deadline Day

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Gunners working on three major deals before deadline day.

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Arsenal are working on three more signings worth around £49.5m in total to come in before the transfer window closes on September the 1st.

The Gunners have already been busy in the transfer market this summer, signing big names such as Alexis Sanchez and Mathieu Debuchy alongside highly promising youngster Calum Chambers and backup goalkeeper David Ospina.

However, with recent injuries to key midfielder Mikel Arteta and the club’s only recognised striker Olivier Giroud, Arsene Wenger has been forced into the market late on to make key additions in the necessary areas.

It is understood that talks are already well under way for Arsenal to bring in their new targets, and that one squad player such as Lukas Podolski or Joel Campbell could be sold in the next couple of days to help fund the moves.

The three players Arsenal are hoping to bring in are as follows:

3) Sokratis Papastathopoulos (Borussia Dortmund)

Sokratis Papastaphopoulos Borussia Dortmund

After some negotiations in the last few days, Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund have reportedly agreed a fee of £15m for Greek international centre-back Sokratis Papastathopoulos, who will now hold personal talks with the Gunners and undergo a medical at the Emirates Stadium over the weekend. With Thomas Vermaelen leaving for Barcelona earlier this summer, Arsene Wenger had been keen to bring in one more player as cover for Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny, and Sokratis looks the ideal signing for that role after his fine displays for Dortmund.

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