The summer transfer window is pivotal for Arsenal and Arsene Wenger. The failure to make big name signings could see the Gunners struggle in the 2013/14 Premier League campaign - especially with Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham (provided they keep hold of Gareth Bale) looking to strengthen their squads this summer.
Eight seasons without a trophy, Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal board must realise what business needs to be done for the Gunners to become a top European team again.
The likes of Marouane Fellaini and Gonzalo Higuain have all been linked with a move to north London this summer.
However likely these transfer rumours are, it will definitely excite Arsenal fans.
Will Arsenal sign Fellaini?
According to various rumours, Arsenal have recently met Fellaini's buy-out clause.
The main issue with this potential transfer, is Wenger's stubbornness to splash the cash. The supposed fee is thought to be around £23 million which is a lot of money, especially in Wenger's opinion.
Also, United and Chelsea have been linked with Fellaini in the past, so potentially any move from Arsenal could be ruled out as Fellaini might be lured by trophies and more money.
Plus, Everton will do all they can to keep their marquee player as they have ambitions to get into the Champions League.
Will Arsenal sign Higuain?
Higuain has been heavily linked with Arsenal and it's rumoured that his father met up with Wenegr in Paris last week to discuss a potential move for the player.
Fairly similar to Fellaini, the main problem with this transfer is the fee. Real Madrid want around £25 million which, again for Arsene Wenger, is a lot of money.
Would Wenger spend this amount of cash on an out and out goal-scorer? Is he willing to break Arsenal's record transfer fee?
Furthermore, for this deal to go through, it depends on Real Madrid getting a replacement striker (Luis Suarez). Plus, a new manager will be in charge at the Bernabeu and for all we know, the new manager may want to keep Higuain.
These two players would certainly help Arsenal challenge for trophies next season and the Gunners must look to spend big in order to improve their current side.
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