Wenger Eyeing Sensational Double Swoop – Report

By on May 13, 2014

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is lining-up a sensational double swoop on Barcelona for attacking midfielders Pedro and Alexis Sanchez, according to reports.

The Daily Mail claim that the boss is looking to strengthen all areas of the squad this summer and while a defensive midfielder and a striker remain the top priorities, he’s interested in signing the pair if they are available at the right price.

Reports on Monday suggested that Sanchez has been told he has no long-term future at the Nou Camp and will be sold-off this summer to the highest bidder, with the attacking midfielder valued at between £20-£25m.

I personally think that would be a bargain if we could pick him up for that kind of price. When you consider Adam Lallana is valued at a similar price bracket, Sanchez would be an absolute steal.

The 25-year-old has not established himself as a regular since making the move from Udinese three years ago but he’s still managed some impressive figures this season, scoring 20 goals and providing 15 assists, and we could certainly do with a threat like that in the squad.

Pedro would be just as exciting a signing, but I have a feeling he won’t be quite as easily attainable as Sanchez. The Spaniard has been with Barca his entire career and is believed to have a mammoth buy-out clause of over £100m written into his contract.

Although he’s not a first team regular these days, he still gets plenty of game time and while the newspapers claim he could be made available this summer as part of a major squad overhaul at the Nou Camp, I’d be surprised to see him leave his boyhood team.

Both player would be welcomed with opened arms in North London, but the more realistic target is Sanchez.


  1. Deus

    May 13, 2014 at 10:09 pm


  2. Jeff

    May 14, 2014 at 7:55 am

    Its beta to go for Sancez, Grizemann, and Di Maria and sell Podolski, and send Gnabry out on a yr’s loan

  3. Stanchibuzor

    May 14, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    Podolski should not leav, we can need him in som big matches

  4. SA Gunner

    May 14, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    That is about all Wenger will do…. EYE IT!!!
    It will never happen

  5. Nosureal

    May 14, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    Sanchez&griezman ar wat we ned

  6. Alaye

    May 14, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    plz post our team news not wenger eyeing or target it all fallacy

  7. Gab

    May 14, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    Who are coming? Wenger has started, till the last day of the transfer window wenger will never buy anyone. He should be sacked.

  8. romeo john

    May 14, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    wenger can No longer run arsenal like a local village chief. He don’t own the finance why not spend it when necessary that has cost us the league this season. Enough of him OK.

  9. Isaac

    May 15, 2014 at 11:12 am

    However much us Arsenal fans want to see the back of Wenger, the truth is no one on the board has the cojones to sack him. Therefore unless he decides he’s had enough of the Arsene Wenger Arsenal show, we are stuck with him for two more years or even more.
    Sometimes I dont even know what to feel about Wenger any more. During the Arsenal vs Everton match, he looked lost and resigned. Right then, I thought he had decided he’s had enough and wouldnt renew – which would be the best thing ever since sliced bread – but his utterances since then have given me cause for pause. Wenger has basically failed to build a team. 90% of his purchases have been panic buys in the face of fan revolt.
    –End of rant…

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