Wenger ‘Determined To Spend Big’ On 5 New Signings – Report

By on April 24, 2014

Widespread reports today are claiming that Arsene Wenger WILL sign a new deal at the end of the season and is already making plans to spend at least £70m this summer.

The bosses future has been cast in doubt after our capitulation in recent months with some suggesting the 64-year-old could be set to call it a day after 18 years at the helm.

However, the Mirror are one of several newspapers who are reporting that the Frenchman has now decided he will definitely be signing a two-year extension and hopes to do it after we end our trophy drought by beating Hull in the FA Cup final next month.

Obviously it will turn out to be a well-timed announcement if we win the cup and have secured fourth place, but I’m not sure how well it will be received by some sections of the Arsenal support if we fail to achieve either of those targets.

Either way, it seems Arsene is set to stay and will be given at least £70m to spend this summer and he’s ‘determined to spend big’ on five new players. A new goalkeeper to support Wojceich Szczesny will be required as Lukasz Fabianski is leaving when his contract expires in June, while a right back may also be needed if Bacary Sagna also walks away this summer and Southampton’s Calum Chambers is among those being watched.

Predictably, a big-name striker is on the agenda and the Mirror claim Bayern Munich’s Mario Mandzukic is on Wenger’s hit-list while a pacey winger will also be pursued with Real Sociedad’s Antoine Griezmann being closely monitored.

The final position the boss wants to strengthen is central midfield and the report states that we’re interested in signing Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley. I’m not sure who their ‘sources’ are but I’ll eat my hat if we sign him!

It’s fair to say that those five positions all need strengthened this summer, although the need for a right back will depend on what Sagna’s decides. The one area the Mirror failed to recognise is centre-back and I’ll be majorly surprised if we don’t bring in at least one this summer. We only have three at present with Sagna our fourth-choice, and if Vermaelen AND Sagna leave we will need at least two central defenders this summer.

So it’s going to be a busy few months in the transfer market over the summer and I hope we can get our business done early. What players would you like to see us sign this summer?


  1. Joel

    April 24, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    Wenger need a good pacesetter at the right back. A goal getter infront. And a good central midfielder.

  2. Goongoonergone

    April 24, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    All these transfer rumours to get fans to purchase season tickets.
    All transfer rumours is smoke out of Wenger’s backside.

  3. FACup2014

    April 24, 2014 at 4:18 pm


  4. olly

    April 24, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Seamsus Coleman if sagna goes, lovren/curtis Davies to if vermaelen leaves, chiek tiote, draxler, falcao/jay rodriguez/benzema, and we are set!

    • james

      April 25, 2014 at 10:48 am

      I’m sorry but fans like yourself suggesting we sign players of Curtis Davies’ ability are part of the problem. If we want to be challenging for trophies we cannot be setting our sights on players who have won nothing and neither posses great ability.
      We need to be back challenging for Titles and not top 4!

  5. masa

    April 24, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    jokes all the time, next he will say there is nothing coming through.
    he failed to strengthen the time in January when it was very clear Walcott, Giroud and the hopeless Bendtner. Can you depend on Sonongo as a striker


    April 24, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    The most stupid looser manager I have come across he will never change always thinking to enrich his bosses and pocket kick backs let’s no be fooled again we have to see whom he signs this time before purchasing those season’s tickets

  7. Benard mose nairobi kenya

    April 24, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    We know wenger talks of bying every player in europe,but ends with none.we know is very ecnomcle even 2 his wife.no trophy is going 2 win without investing big in plys.gooners 4 life.

  8. demongooner

    April 24, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    Total rubbish …on Tom cleverly answer me this apart from Viv Anderson and Brian Kidd name me how many players have come from its at cleverly age?? The bayern forward is lazy hence why Hayden want too sell we be better going for one of Southampton forwards …we don’t need a central midfielder we have Ramsey Wilshire oxlade flemani dierby (lol no sorry he be injured again on full pay ) I think arsenal need a top winger maybe two ,let’s face it we don’t know if walcot will ever be the same again ..we need a right back a left back too Gibbs like diarby is injury prone and the other left back terrible… we need a centre back too and a keeper but let’s face it we will buy no big name and we will be doing same thing as every season waiting on sky sports to tell us if we sighed Joe blogs with a minute to go on deadline day Wenger out

    • demongooner

      April 24, 2014 at 6:20 pm

      Sorry meant how many good player come from utd to arsenal ..

  9. richard ojangole

    April 24, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    we can’t win anything with giroud, sanogo upfront we could be sixth next season if they don’t quit. pliz sign quality and release quantity (giroud, sanogo, diaby, monreal, jenkinson)

  10. John

    April 24, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    Wenger should jus t quit at the end of the season. Visionless. How could we move from title contenders to fighting for 4th position. Arsenal lack depth and this is because Wenger is too stuborn to sign players who can cover up for injuries.

  11. Cadey

    April 25, 2014 at 5:31 am

    If he stays he needs to spend big money, which he hates doing. I would like him to sign Mandzukic (Bayern), Griezman (R Sociedad, Aurier (Toulouse), Drmic (Nurnburg), Bender (B Leverkusen) Rojo (S Lisbon), Marshall (Cardiff).
    Outgoing, Sagna (free), Vermaelen (5m), Podolski (10m), Monreal (5m), Bendtner (free), Park (free), Fabianski (free).

    If Cesc becomes available, offer Barcelona a swap deal for Cazorla.

    • may7heaven

      April 25, 2014 at 8:05 am

      Nice, intelligent thinking. For your ins – I’m not sure that Mandzukic is the right guy for us. I guess it depends on whether we’re looking for someone to play with, or instead of, Giroud. For your outs – I’d be really sorry to see Pod, Fabianski & Sagna leave: Fabianski’s really improved his game; Sagna is our best RB and great CB cover – both should have been tied down ages ago. Unfortunately none of my ins are really realistic. I love players like Carvalho, Hummels, Isco, Draxler, Deulofeu but I can’t see us getting any of them.

    • Sadat

      April 25, 2014 at 1:55 pm

      Bright, u r mr right, if it means buying, go to spain, Germany en also portugal, we re tied of French players like Giru en sanogo.

  12. JJ

    April 25, 2014 at 6:38 am

    Usual Arsenal spin aimed at the mug punter at this time of the year. Pathetic.

  13. goonar009

    April 25, 2014 at 6:53 am

    A striker manjukic/benzema/jackson will be good, a holding midfielder lars bender will be great, for rb Coleman is good, and for a cb i will say fabian schar

  14. James

    April 25, 2014 at 8:01 am

    On Poldoski, i disagree wit u. He’s good n better than Giroud n Sanogo combined.

  15. U wot?

    April 25, 2014 at 8:59 am

    £70 million-is he her avin a larf -spend big?wtf will £70 mill get you these days.two top players if you’re lucky!-he needs 5/6 at least -not in a million years-cheap as chips signings as per usual

  16. zugkuhl

    April 25, 2014 at 10:29 am




    Serge Aurier

    Some of theeeseeee ^^

  17. Ricky

    April 25, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    Luis Muriel (the new suarez)
    Kondogbia/Lars Bender
    Eder Balanta, Mangala, Chambers

  18. hayden

    April 25, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    I would like us to go for a top golekeeper, m .Richard., c.smalling, fabrecas, lukakus, Zaha,Ince I think. That would make our. Team strong er and add more. Still and pace to the. Team

  19. Aj

    April 25, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    Mandzukic is a downgrade on Giroud. Cleverly is a downgrade on Denilson. Replacing two quality players with similar players takes us nowhere forward. That only leaves Greizman as the only exciting acquisition. If that’s how it pans out, I am signing up for the Wenger Out campaign.

  20. Sham Agwenjang

    April 25, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    I think our problem at Arsenal is the greed for spending money . Last year Wenger was given 100million to spend and he only managed to spend on Ozil 37million , Sanogo … which means there is an accumulative balance of +60million . We expect the powers that be to top-up another 100million if they want to see this team reach the level of the Barca , Bayern , Real Madrid etc …. With 70million dollars I dont see those versatile players coming into the team and we wll end up just playing cards as uasual at the end of the day . The management should top-up that amount to at least 120million dollars for one to expect any achievement . A team with no fear factor would only hurt us the more cum next season . If the management is just happy wth the team’s hanging on 4th position and players like the Sanogos , Giroud flooding the team then we only contend that 70million is ok for trying our hands on snooker .

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