Arsenal Lining-Up €76m Triple Swoop, Terms Agreed For One Deal

By on October 8, 2014

Reports claim that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is lining up a triple swoop for Julian Draxler, Sami Khedira and Anderson Talisca this January that will set us back around €76m.

The boss has just come off the back of his biggest ever summer of spending that saw us splash out around £70m on Alexis Sanchez, Calum Chambers, Mathieu Debuchy, David Opsina and Danny Welbeck.

However, with over £100m still left in the bank it seems the spending is set to continue as the Daily Star claim that Arsene is gearing up for a spending spree this winter.

The paper suggests that we’ve already agreed personal terms worth around £100,00-a-week with Sami Khedira and are now ready to open negotiations with Real Madrid over a deal for the German midfielder.

Khedira is in the final year of his contract and Madrid are keen to sell in January rather than lose him for nothing in the summer, so we could snap him up for around €10m – which would be a bargain for a player of his quality.

The Star also claim we’ll renew our long-standing interest in Schalke attacker Julian Draxler but will have to pay his €45m buy-out clause as the Germans are in no mood to sell for anything less.

The final player on Wengers radar is supposedly keen on is Benfica midfielder Anderson Talisca, with the 20-year-old attracting a lot of attention in Portugal after scoring six goals in just seven games since his move in the summer.

The boss sent scouts to watch him in action as he scored during a 4-0 win over Arouca at the weekend, but any deal could set us back around €21m as the Brazilian has a sizeable buy-out clause written into  contract.

The total outlay is in the region of €76m for all three players but I don’t think there’s a chance in hell Wenger will spend that kind of money, regardless what the newspaper says.

Khedira would be an excellent purchase and he’d fill a void we need to fill in the squad, but I would personally question spending big money on Draxler or Talisca unless we’re planning to sell Lukas Podolski or even Santi Cazorla.

For me, a dominant midfielder and a defender is needed in January. The likes of Draxler can wait until the summer…



  1. steve unwin

    October 8, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    what the hell is wrong with wenger he just takes no notice of the fact that we need a CD & DM.a bench full of strickers will not solve this problem ah-men

  2. Ricky

    October 8, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    Steve Unwin, I couldn’t agree more, we are packed with strikers that are still adapting to the arsenal style, buying more would be a waste of money. A CD is what the arsenal faithful have waiting for and a DM is what we desperately need…

  3. Gary

    October 9, 2014 at 3:43 am

    Forget khedive a, we need Kondogbia or Carvalho. Need size, steel and can also display technical style to fit Arsenal

  4. nigel hill

    October 9, 2014 at 6:41 am

    Carvalho doesn’t want to move at moment, khedira is a good enough addition for that position we still need a solid backup a cb someone like subotic would be nice and I’m sorry to say but I wouldn’t mind seeing us sign a forward as long as he is clinical! Tbh a clinical striker would have won us titles ove the last 10 years a striker like henry. Even with the sales robin had 1 season but rest of team seemed to take 2 steps back. I think we are ready for a big striker like cavani! Any signings we make now should be youth of starting 11 another clear out this summer and we should be bk to making one or two marqee signings each season

  5. Lakueijik Dut

    October 9, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    Wenger is just good at selecting palyers n not good at signing them, when did he realise that we lack DM and a striker?

  6. karisho Mohammed

    October 9, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    arsenal needs DM who is very aggressive and box to box player. but wenger can’t see that. he just spot a player and leave that way. the like of Gustavo carvalio and diame but wenger cannot buy any of the players come January

  7. bw

    October 9, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    If you believe that Arsene will bring in two more attacking mids yous are bonkers.

  8. tommy

    October 9, 2014 at 4:25 pm


  9. Jeff Jacob

    October 9, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    DM or CB let’s see how it goes comes transfer day

  10. samuel

    October 9, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    Arsenal are in need of strikers,DM,CD,ND A WENGER.it wil be good if arsenal buy khedira,draxler,cavani.i wil be happy with wenger.

  11. salam raheem

    October 9, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    I will not buy the idea of wenger selling carzola.Arsenal need him at this point in time,i.e someone who can take short.

  12. Elonaldinho

    October 10, 2014 at 6:57 am

    Arsenal don’t need to sell carzola,we need player like cavani,khedira,telisca and bernard,i think dat will be a good addition to our team

  13. Elonaldinho

    October 10, 2014 at 7:50 am

    With them i thìnk their will be a good different in our team,our starting line up will be like this szexney,debuchy,kocieney,per,gibbs,khedira,carzola,telisca,sanchez,walcott & cavani=sub aaron,bernard,cambell,ox,welbeck.i think their will be a big oppounities to win every thropy

  14. Dean

    October 10, 2014 at 11:32 am

    Don’t believe the rummors as people don’t think arsenal are trying to work on something on the weaknesses

  15. Coaches

    October 11, 2014 at 8:17 am

    We only nid DM & CM. For striker my own opinion i think welbeck can be a good one if only we give him time.i can’t wait to see khedira,william,walcot,alexis,debuchy playing together.

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