Arsenal target 4 stars with £100m transfer kitty

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Arsenal are planning a major revamp of their squad, and want to make a quartet of big signings this summer to solidify their title-winning credentials, according to reports.

The Mirror claims that the powers that be in north London are keen to build on this season’s F.A Cup success and have given Arsene Wenger a transfer war-chest of around £100million in order to ensure that he is adequately equipped to improve his team. Focusing on rumours surrounding Arsenal’s potential additions, the Mirror believes that four men stick out from the crowd; Bayern Munich’s Mario Mandzukic, Toulouse’s Serge Aurier and Real Sociedad pair Antoine Griezmann and Carlos Vela.

The reasoning behind the Mandzukic interest is clear, as Wenger is in dire need of a prolific frontman to provide both support and competition for Olivier Giroud. With the Croatian all but resigned to being sold by Bayern following Pep Guardiola’s comments, the only thing stopping Arsenal from landing their man is likely to be competition from other top European sides.

As for Aurier it has become clear that he is the man who has been identified as the ideal replacement for Bacary Sagna. The Gunners’ long-serving right-back is reportedly on the verge of agreeing a deal with Manchester City, and Aurier has the age and talent to step into his shoes.

Then there’s the duo of Griezmann and Vela. The latter’s situation is made all the more interesting by the fact that Arsenal are said to have a buy-back clause in place from when they sold him to Sociedad in 2012, and could well activate it if they can’t get their hands on Mandzukic. Griezmann is a long-time target, but Wenger will have to move quick if he harbours hopes of landing him, as the Frenchman has many admirers.

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