Arsenal are determined to get their summer transfer plans off to a flying start by signing two stars before the World Cup begins on June 12th, reports Goal.

The Gunners have already highlighted the areas they need to strengthen and have given Arsene Wenger £100m to strengthen the squad.

They are in the market for two forwards, a goalkeeper, a central midfielder and may also need a right-back if Bacary Sagna leaves.

Keen to avoid the mistakes he made last summer, Wenger wants to complete at least two deals before the Fifa tournament kicks-off, all-but delaying significant transfer business for a month.

Wenger has been heavily involved in the identification of possible targets despite the fact he is yet to sign a new deal with the club. His current contract runs out in the summer but a two-year deal has been verbally agreed.

Arsenal officials are assuming Wenger will be in charge next season despite his freedom to walk should another club manage to tempt him away from the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners have three games left of the season including the FA Cup final against Hull City but scouting reports of targets are being finalised and meetings with agents are being arranged.

Last summer Wenger was caught napping by his rivals as he missed out on Gonzalo Higuain to Napoli and didn't have an alternative target after failing to land Luis Suarez.

Only after Arsenal had confirmed their Champions League place was serious money invested in the squad. Mesut Ozil only arrived on deadline day, leaving Arsenal fans frustrated all summer.

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