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The three players Arsenal must sign this summer

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There has been a fan revolt at Arsenal since their opening day loss to Aston Villa last weekend.

They expressed their anger at Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal board for a lack of transfers in a year when they were promised huge spending and considerable strengthening to the squad.

Wenger has said it is difficult to find the right players to sign but who should he target with just under two weeks till the transfer windows slams shut?


Ashley Williams:

Swansea centre-back Ashley Williams has been linked with a move to Arsenal since January, with Arsenal agreeing personal terms with Williams soon after the end of the season.

The only reason the move for Williams fell through is disagreement over the transfer fee. Wenger made an offer of £8 million which was swiftly rejected, with Swansea holding out for £10 million for their captain.

With Arsenal now in the midst of a huge injury crisis, a defender is needed more than ever and a club with near to £100 million in the bank should not be giving up on a transfer target over a few million pounds.


Julio Cesar:

Cesar is another long-term target for the Gunners. The Brazilian goalkeeper was close to a move to Arsenal last summer but moved to QPR instead.

Now that Rangers have been relegated Cesar has been told he is no longer needed at the R's.

Arsenal are reportedly Cesar’s preferred destination as he does not want to leave London so soon after arriving.

Arsenal already have two goalkeepers but Wenger is looking to buy another, as a more experienced goalkeeper would create some real competition for the Arsenal number one shirt.

Arsenal should be able to seal a deal for Cesar but whether he would be willing to take a big pay cut on his current £100,000-per-week wage to force a move to North London is unknown.


Victor Valdes:

Valdes has been a fixture in the Barcelona team for years. Now at the age of 31 Valdes is looking to leave Barcelona in search of a new challenge and he has said the Premier League is a league he would love to play in.

Wenger has been a fan of Valdes for years and believes he can convince the Spanish veteran to move to Arsenal.

The one stumbling block is that Barcelona are unwilling to allow Valdes to leave this summer and would rather let him leave on a free in July 2014 when his contract expires than in this window.

Wenger could still get the move done but it would take a big offer to convince Barcelona to part with their number one.

These are just three defensive targets available. Let us know who you would like to see join Arsenal in the comments box below!

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