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Arsenal in need of world-class recruits

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Although the summer transfer window has only recently opened it is no surprise to see a lack of transfer activity at Arsenal.

Despite Arsene Wenger having a reported £70 million war chest at his disposal this summer so far there have been no confirmed big-name signings - despite strong interest in the likes of Gonzalo Higuian and Luis Suarez.

The Gunners have recruited Yaya Sanogo on a free transfer from Auxerre however, many fans are expecting bigger names to be linked with the Emirates this season.

Wenger is in the market for a new goalkeeper, holding midfielder and a striker. 

A deal for Higuian looked to be as good as done a week ago but now the deal has stalled. However, Arsenal's recent interest in the likes of Suarez and Wayne Rooney suggest Wenger has turned his attention elsewhere.

Most recently Arsenal have seen a £30 million bid for Liverpool’s Luiz Suarez rejected by the Reds with Wenger expected to come back with an improved offer.

Arsenal have also expressed a strong interest in QPR and Brazil national goalkeeper Julio Cesar, who will be available for a cut-price deal following the west London's side relegation.

Wenger is also reportedly keen to tie up a deal for Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry - but this signing would not show a signal of intent to many Gunners' fans.

The problem seems to be that Wenger is unwilling to pay big money for world-class players and would rather sign mediocre players for cheaper prices.

Arsenal had been previously linked with Everton’s Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini who had a £22 million buy-out clause.

However, the price tag was obviously an amount Wenger was unwilling to pay, hence why Barry is now being linked with a switch to the Emirates.

The lack of transfer activity at the Emirates is worrying for Arsenal fans as there are no excuses for Wenger not to splash out on stellar signings. 

Many Gunner hopefuls seemed sure that Higuain would be joining the Gunners on their pre-season tour of Asia.

However with Arsenal it is very difficult to separate fact from fiction.

It may well be early in the transfer window with many twists and turns still expected over the summer, however Arsenal fans may well be in for another transfer window of disappointment.

 

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