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Arsenal set to sign star trio

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Arsenal are set to splash the cash on trio Mesut Ozil, Emiliano Viviano and Demba Ba.

The Gunners are yet to spend a dime, with U21 France international Yaya Sanogo and returnee Mathieu Flamini arriving on frees. But on transfer deadline day Arsenal look set to complete at least a triple signing of Real Madrid playmaker Ozil, Palermo keeper Viviano and London rivals Chelsea striker Ba.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has come under scrutiny for how frugal he has been in the transfer market in recent seasons. With talk of marquee signings being signed this season, with Arsenal sitting on a cash pot of £80million, Arsenal have missed out on big transfer targets. Luis Suarez, Gonzalo Higuian and Luis Gustavo just a few to fall by the wayside.

However, Ozil is on the verge of a move to the Emirates for a reported fee of £42.5million, while the German international will receive an annual salary of €7 million and due to international duty, he will have his medical in Germany. Ozil fears the threat of Gareth Bale and Isco's arrivals at Madrid might hinder his World Cup chances and Arsenal now look set to smash their transfer record fee.

Palermo keeper Viviano is another who looks set to be coming through the door at the Emirates. Question marks have been held over the goalkeeping position at Arsenal for a number of years, with Wojciech Szczesny coming under scrutiny for his performances in recent years, while Lukasz Fabianski isn't considered good enough competition.

However, the signature of Viviano is reported to be added competition for Szczesny, rather than to displace him in the first team.

With Olivier Giroud taking the bulk of the goal-scoring burden at Arsenal this year, while also being only one of two recognised first team strikers at the club along with the inexperienced Yaya Sanogo, another striker has been considered essential. Chelsea frontman Demba Ba looks set to be that man.

The sum of the loan fee is still divided however, with Arsenal willing to pay a £1.5million loan fee, while Chelsea are holding out for £3million.

Additionally, on top of those three signings, there still remains an interest in Ozil's Real Madrid teammate Angel di Maria, although in comparison to the Ozil deal, the chances of di Maria joining Arsenal look slim.

Arsene Wenger admitted there could be a surprise for the Arsenal fans and at the moment they will be very joyous of their sides transfer activity. Wenger said  "It is a little bit like a domino game. Maybe something will happen in the last 24 hours, maybe not. It is very difficult to predict, but maybe we can surprise you."

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