Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger has identified key targets to boost his attacking options this summer according to the Daily Telegraph. The club, according to the paper plans to sign heavily on Bayern Munich attacking sensation Mario Mandzukic, Julian Draxler, and Porto forward, Martinez.
At no time during the past 9 years had the club made huge investment in the team as it plans to do this summer if reports being published in the media are true. Over the past few weeks, there have been several unconfirmed reports that the club is considering bringing in at least one world-class striker, a holding midfielder, and a defender.
Arsenal’s current deal with kit sponsors Puma is said to be worth around £40 Million every year. This is a massive boost to the club’s finance, and is one of the reasons the fans can at least expect that the worse is over in terms of buying players lacking in quality when it comes to playing for the Gunners.
Wenger, on his part, had on several occasions expressed his desire to spend should the right player be available in the market. Wenger is a manager who believes in paying what he feels is the ‘right’ price for a player; and that is why he is often criticised by the media as being stingy when it comes to transfers.
Targets like Draxler, Mandzukic, and Martinez won’t come cheap as their asking price may well be above the £30 Million mark. However, these are players that have the skill and power to make the difference in any team they play for.
Though, Bayern Munich have maintained that Mandzukic is not in the market; there are indications that the player may indeed leave if the offer is too good to be tempted. A player, who has scored 17 goals as at last weekend for a club rated as one the best in the world at the moment is no mean feat.
Draxler on the other hand, has a release clause of around £37 Million. It would be recalled that a lot of efforts were made by the club to bring him in last January, but without success. His club, Schalke recently insisted that Draxler will not be moving next season.