Over the last couple of summer transfer windows, Arsene Wenger has broken spending records with his signings and it it is being reported that this will happen again this year. The Frenchman is apparently planning to beat last summer´s splashing of the cash by spending the best part of £100 million to bring in the four players he believes will turn the Gunners from also rans into Premier League champions, but for me this is highly unlikely!
The report in Metro that details the manager’s plans explains that Arsenal are looking to sign Jackson Martinez from Porto to boost our firepower and give the boss a different option again to Giroud and Walcott. This one I COULD see happening as Wenger has already stated that Martinez is perfect for the remier League. He could become our very own Diego Costa, but hopefully play a bit more often!
They also claim that Wenger is also looking to bring in a keeper, most likely Petr Cech, even though Wenger has praised David Ospina and Wojciech Szczesny has announced that he will definitely not be leaving Arsenal. This one is very unlikely no matter how much Arsenal fans would like it to happen..
Also the report says that the engine room of the team is going to get a double boost, with both Arturo Vidal and Morgan Schneiderlin being targeted. I can certainly believe that Wenger would be considering bringing these two in, but it is extremely unlikely that he would buy both. I imagine one would be a backup target in case we missed out on Wenger’s first choice. I would personally be pleased if just one of them arrived to replace Matthieu Flamini.
Wenger may well spend the reported 85 million this summer, but hopefully it will be on one DM and a superduper marquee striker. Just those two would be enough for us to challenge for the title…