With all of the transfer news currently surrounding Arsenal, anyone would think that the Gunners are really in with a shouting chance of getting their hands on a trophy next season.
Many of the distant sounding rumours that have been circling The Emirates in the last month have now materialised into credible news, which should excite the mind of any Arsenal fan, as well as the neutrals.
Specifically, many news sources have claimed that Real Madrid’s Gonzalo Higuain has agreed personal terms with Arsenal, ahead of a potential move to north London.
The fee for a move of this calibre is expected to be around £22m, as well as having the Argentine’s wages being set at £150,000-a-week. These wages would make the forward Arsenal’s highest paid player, earning more than Lukas Podolski and Theo Walcott who are both currently on £100,000-a-week.
Along with this, Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov has urged Arsene Wenger that he should carry on splashing the cash, and go in for Manchester United’s want-a-way striker Wayne Rooney. However, the only thing that would put Wenger off would be the asking price, which is expected to be a considerable amount.
So, anyone would have the right to believe that – if these signings were to materialise – Arsenal will have a major driving force ahead of the new Premier League season.
Also, Arsenal are apparently very interested in gaining the services of Marouane Fellaini. Wenger is apparently chasing the Belgian international in order to add some strength to his midfield.
Again though, around £23m will be the asking price for the Everton man, as the Merseyside club will be very intent on keeping the services of the lanky middle man for their new season. Roberto Martinez will be very keen to start his first season in charge of Everton with a strong squad.
Despite all of the deterrents of the prices of these players, it may be very possible that Arsenal can materialise the moves. Then, of course, they would have a big chance of clinching a trophy in the upcoming campaign.
So, with Manchester City apparently pulling out of the race to sign Napoli’s Edison Cavani, it may seem that Arsenal could have one of the most deadly attacks coming into the new Premier League campaign; along with a much more solid midfield.
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