Arsenal look to have gotten their man. Fresh reports have claimed that Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal is extremely close to signing for the Gunners in what could potentially be one of the biggest signings this summer.
Although the deal has not been finalised or even discussed by Arsenal, Spanish radio station Cadena Cope claims that the deal for Vidal is about 90% complete. If this transfer goes ahead, the signing of Vidal for the Gunners will be a massive statement for the rest of the Premier League.
With Vidal's international teammate and friend Alexis Sanchez already at the club it would seem a perfect fit for the midfield enforcer. Sanchez is proof that with the right mindset it is possible to adjust and settle quickly in a new country and new environment. Sanchez was one of the players of the season in 2014/15 and was voted the fans' player of the year.
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Vidal, if signed by Wenger, will add an abundance of quality and big match temperament to an already vastly improved midfield. Vidal has excellent technical ability and is a proven warrior on the pitch as is evident when playing for Chile and Juventus. He had an excellent World Cup in 2013 for his country and his addition to the Gunners squad could be huge in terms of helping for their title challenge next season.
Many differing reports have surfaced claiming that the £21 million deal for Vidal was off, however The Telegraph has claimed that the deal is most certainly still on the table. With high interest from Manchester United it will certainly be a scrap for whoever signs the box to box enforcer but what is absolutely clear is that it will be the biggest signing so far this summer.
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Arsene Wenger has already being busy in the transfer market this summer, looking to get the players he wants into the club as early as possible. This seems a different approach to the Arsenal manager who has always being notoriously late in the window when signing his transfer targets. Although he deal has not being officially confirmed by either Chelsea or Arsenal it appears that Wenger has pulled off another massive transfer with the signing of goalkeeper Petr Cech from Chelsea.
Wenger's priorities for next season are clear; to win the Premier League.Now 65 years old, the Arsenal manager will be vowing to bring the trophy back to his beloved club before his inevitable retirement comes around. It would appear that with the building and foundations laid over the last decade that the Gunners now have a squad that is capable of bringing the title back to North London.
With the signatures of Petr Cech and potentially Vidal, the Gunners will have an incredible team with excellent depth and it would seem that the time is now for the Arsenal fans to be getting excited about next season.