Arsenal targeting dominant midfielder in five man shortlist

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger wants to bring five new signings to the Emirates this summer, according to The Daily Star

The report has indicated that the Gunners boss is ready to severely add to his squad ahead of the 2014/15 campaign, with a number of high profile names on his transfer shortlist. The north London outfit are yet to make a signing this summer, but could look to start their business in the near future. 


Wenger seems determined to add to his attacking ranks, with suggestions being made that he will target two strikers this summer. It appears that the Arsenal manager wants to add competition for Olivier Giroud next season, who occupied the forward line more often than not last season. 

And some reports have indicated that controversial Italian striker Mario Balotelli is wanted by the Gunners. The Milan ace, who has just seen his World Cup come to an end, could head out of the Serie A this summer and return to the Premier League. 


Midfield is seemingly another area that Wenger wants to strengthen in this summer. In fact, reports have indicated that the Gunners boss wants to bring a dominant central midfielder to the Emirates this summer. 

That's perhaps then the reason why the Arsenal boss turned down Cesc Fabregas, with the Spaniard recognised as more of a playmaker from the middle of the park. It remains to be seen, however, as to which midfield enforcer the Gunners chief targets. 

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Other potential signings

A number of other names have been linked with a move to north London in recent time. The Gunners are certainly in need of a new right-back after the departure of Bacary Sagna to Manchester City, and Serge Aurier has seemingly been identified as his replacement.

Barcelona superstar Alexis Sanchez has also been linked with the club in recent time, with reports indicating that he could be available for around £25 million. The goalkeeping position also seems to be an area that Wenger needs to strengthen in, as back-up 'keeper Lukasz Fabianski recently departed the club.  


It certainly looks set to be a busy summer at the Emirates, with a number of changes expected at the club. Gunners fans will certainly be excited ahead of the 2014/15 campaign, as the club target Premier League success.

Wenger will be desperate for his side to build upon their successful FA Cup campaign and claim more silverware in 2015. 

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