Arsenal will surely look to spend a decent amount of casheesh this summer.
We think that they should go for one or two top class players as they already have a decent squad but need a bit of additional fairy dust.
The Guardian reports that Arsenal are after four players this summer as part of their push to break through that glass ceiling and have a real go at the title next year.
The consistently excellent Calum Chambers is the one receiving a bit of love today. Arsenal want him as a replacement for Bacary Sagna, as part of a determined push for the dizzy heights of fourth place next season, which will involve the additional signings of Bayern Munich striker Mario Mandzukic, the aforementioned Cleverley and Real Sociedad winger Antoine Griezmann.
You can easily imagine German striker Mandzukic doing a job up front for Arsenal and making a difference in the tight games. He’s big and powerful but has great feet and a brilliant goals to games ratio. If we have a reservation it’s that he lacks true pace. We would go for a flyer up front if we had the Arsenal war chest at our disposal.
Griezmann is a young winger/forward ho has scored 52 goals in 198 games since he got in the first team at Real Sociedad in 2009. At 23 he is highly sought after and would definitely be worth a shout.
Chambers has been spoken a lot about and is supposedly one of the best players to come from an incredible production line of Southampton talent. Carl Jenkinson is starting to reach maturity now and perhaps these two together would provide enough quality in the right back position even if Sagna leaves.
As for Tom Cleverley – well having watched him play at Manchester United many times now he’s never taken a game by the scruff of the neck.
Perhaps Wenger likes his technical ability. But we aren’t sure that he is better than, or even necessarily as good as, the midfielders that Arsenal already possess.
Arsenal fans would you be happy to start next season with these four additions in total?