Since the Gunners manager Arsene Wenger came out last week and declared the North London club have money to spend in the January transfer window, Arsenal have been linked with a number of potential suitors.
Two potential targets for Arsenal in January are the young Barcelona playmaker Sergi Samper, hailed by some as the 'new Cesc Fabregas', and the Fluminense player Wellington Silva. Who could move to North London this January once he reaches 18, having agreed a move to Arsenal in 2009 and now only needing to fly to London on the 28th of October and finalise the deal.
Goal.com believe Arsene Wenger is hoping to entice the 16 year old Sergi Samper from Barcelona over to Arsenal with a four year contract and a fast track to the Gunners first team. An offer comparable to the one used to bring the Gunners current captain Cesc Fabregas over from Barcelona in 2003.
Imscouting.com covered the Wellington Silva deal which appears to be in its final stages. They explained Silva's determination to swiftly adapt to life at the North London club and his need for greater managerial support. This is a result of Silva falling out of favour with the Fluminense coach Muricy Ramalho, who believes Silvas' mind has not been focusing on the game. However, Silva denies this and believes a move to Arsenal will provide him with the support and experience needed to develop as a player.
“There are many players who can set an example for me, like [Cesc] Fabregas or Denilson.”
While he believes the benefits of having Arsene Wenger as a coach will be instantly beneficial for his game.
“Wenger is a great coach,” he told Globoesporte “ A coach who always talks with me is always going to give me confidence. After all, having the trust of the coach and the team makes it is easier to work.”