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Arsenal: Potential summer signings

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Its certainly no secret that Arsenal will splash the cash this summer. 

With a reported £70million to spend - coming from sources such as a new shirt deal - this summer is key for Arsene Wenger's team. 

Fans have repeatedly questioned the  clubs ambition to compete for trophies. With top players leaving every summer and a squad which is nowhere near as strong as Manchester City's or Manchester United’s. 

Strengthening is definitely needed. The fans also feel not enough world class talent is coming through the doors and Arsenal have slumped in terms of the players they attract. 

With this new sum of money at Wenger's disposal Arsenal must now act wisely within the market to snap up top talent. Naturally, the papers are linking the North London outfit with a whole host of stars from across the world. 

Below are a list and how likely these transfers are to go through.

Gonzalo Higuain

The Real Madrid striker was one of the first big name players to be linked with Arsenal. He had supposedly agreed personal terms of around £150,000 a week and a fee had reportedly been agreed of around £23 million

With Higuain’s father and agent stating his son was talking to Arsenal the deal seemed very likely to go through.  

However, the introduction of the new manager has supposedly lead Higuain to stall on a decision. 

Ancelloti sees the Argentinian as part of his plans in the future. As well as that Higuain is impressed with the direction and ambition of the manager. 

Arsenal are no doubt very nervously waiting this one out.  

Still a 50/50 chance.

Luis Suarez

The Liverpool striker is unsettled at Liverpool and has made no secret about his desire to leave. 

However, a transfer to Arsenal seems unlikely based on his comments about the English media and their perception of him. 

Liverpool would also be wary about selling their star man to another Premier League club as well. Arsenal have reportedly lodged a £30million bid and are willing to up it to £35million, but this transfer seems very unlikely.

Julio Cesar

QPR goalkeeper Cesar is certainly on his way out of Loftus Road this summer. 

Wenger is reportedly rumoured to be interested in the Brazillian stoppers services after growing frustrated with Wojciech Szczesny. 

Cesar also has repeatedly emphasised he wants to stay in London as he likes the city. 

Arsenal were dealt a huge blow recently however as it is reported that Cesar is on his way to Napoli on loan with a view to a permanent move. It seems this transfer is very unlikely as well.

Marouane Fellaini

The issue with Everton’s star midfield man is supposedly his £23 million release clause

Wenger is unsure whether he wants to splash that much cash on the Belgium international. 

Fellaini has reiterated his desire to play Champions League football and although offers are on the table from elsewhere he would prefer to stay in England. 

The problem is that Wenger only has one month to decide what to do. After that the clause expires and Arsenal could have to stump up a whole lot more.  

This one still seems in the balance as well.

Ashley Williams

Wenger has been a long-term admirer of the Swansea defender. With Vermaeleen out of Arsenals pre-season tour and scheduled to be out for three to four weeks this is a deal that could interest the North London club.

Wenger is looking to add some steel to his back-line and Williams is a perfect addition. The fee, however, is the issue. 

This one could also swing either way.

Cesc Fabregas 

Fabregas has once again been linked with a move back to his old club.

This is possibly the least likely transfer of the lot as Fabregas has clearly reiterated his desire to stay at Barcelona and fight for a place. 

Even though Arsenal fans would love to see him return, sadly it won’t be happening this summer! 

 

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