There is still a lot of time for Arsene Wenger to add more players to the Arsenal squad, with well over a month of the summer transfer window still left to run, but with Granit Xhaka and the young defender Rob Holding the only new players available to the Gunners and just three weeks to go before the Premier League kicks off, we Arsenal fans would like the manager to make things happen sooner rather than later.
I understand that Wenger is very careful about only signing what he sees as the right sort of player and those that will fit in well and add something to what the squad already has. Just the other day he spoke about Granit Xhaka and suggested that he did not need any more players in midfield, so that does throw into some doubt the Arsenal transfer rumours linking us with the Barcelona and Turkey star Arda Turan.
According to The Sun, however, Wenger is being urged by our star forward Alexis Sanchez to take the plunge for Turan, a player he knows well after coming up against him many times when the Turk was starring for Atletico Madrid in La Liga.
Will this advice from the Chilean have any effect on the boss? Maybe, especially with Alexis said to be still considering his future at the club and whether to sign a contract extension. Turan does also fit the mould of the typical Arsenal player and could be seen as a wide forward as much as a midfielder and would apparently cost only around £20 million..
Should Wenger listen to Sanchez and sign this Barca star?