Arsenal finished yet another season without any glory, fans are getting frustrated Arsene Wegener is under pressure for some silverware or atleast a title challenge, players moving out of the club all in all things are not so rosy at Emirates from the last few years. Going into the 2013-2014 summer transfer window Arsenal fans will be hoping for couple of good players in different positions of the park and possibilitly of a serious title charge.
Arsenal did finish in the top four to secure the Champions League football next season but making it to the Champions League and actually having a go at it are two different things, they need players who can help them to be real contenders again and summer transfer window is the best time to buy some young hungry players. So what are the players Arsenal might target ? here is the list of few players of which few will be heading to London.
Signings Completed: None
Players sold/Released: Andrey Arshavin, Denilson, Sebastien Squillaci, Martin Angha , Craig Eastmond
What they are looking for: Goalkeeper / striker
- Gonzalo Higuain (Real Madrid)
- Stevan Jovetic (Fiorentina)
- Simon Mignolet (Sunderland)
- Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)
Stevan Jovetic – Fiorentina
A player Arsenal has been linked with in the past as well but as I am writing today, Reports are in that Arsenal Wenger is regusing to pay Fiorentina asking price and that is the stumbling block in the transfer, but My guess is Arsenal will buy him as he is the prime summer transfer target but they need to hurry for his signature or it will be too late with shiekh clubs lurking PSG and Man City.
David Villa – Barcelona:
We all know what happened in January window when Arsenal want to buy Villa, David Villa wanted to move to Emirates but Barcelona refused to sell him but in the summer as they have already bought Naymar most probably David Villa is heading to Arsenal, and he is the kind of a players Arsenal really need right now to finish of the chances they creat.
Victor Valdez – Barcelona:
He is not signing in new contract with Barcelona unless things change dramaticly, and with Pepe Raina heading to Barcelona it is very likely that Arsenal will snap him for the competition with Value of £10M he wont be a bad buy with age of 31 and as a keeper a few good years ahead of him.
Etienne Capoue – Toulouse
A defensive midfielder in the mould of Patrica Viera he is the kind of a player in age of just 24 Arsenal would or maybe I should say should love to have in the team right now, to bring in some steel in the centre of the park. He is a very solid and classy player and will be available at £12m in the summer tranfer window. Rumours were that Wenger failed in with a bid to sign him in January.
Maxime Gonalons – Lyon
Another player who is in Arsenal transfer list, and Wenger has traveled to france couple of times to see him play in the French League. He could be availabe at around £8million and will be a good adition to the team.