If reports are true that Arsenal is preparing a massive overhaul in North London are true, the English Premier League had better watch it’s collective back.
According to Caughtoffside.com, Arsenal is in the midst of preparing a £62($96.5 million) bid for a trio of players in Gonzalo Higuain of Real Madrid, Ilkay Gundogan of Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen’s Lars Bender in an attempt to dramatically revamp Arsenal’s pedestrian front line and midfield.
Not known to be big spenders during the transfer window, Arsenal are now set to use some of their new spoils obtained from signing the largest kit contract in history with Puma to fund what looks to be a massive spending binge with the prize being the 25-year-old striker from Argentina in Higuain.
Higuain, who would amass 122 goals in his seven years at Real Madrid, would help fill a glaring hole at striker and possibly be paired with either Oliver Giroud or Theo Walcott.
In Gundogan, Arsenal would also be able to address another glaring weakness at midfielder, and at the young age of 22, Gundogan could help captain Mikel Arteta in controlling and holding position for the Gunners.
What may make a move to north London possible for Gundogan is the recent defection of Mario Gotze to bitter arch-rival Bayern, as well as significant playing time.
If the Gunners fail in their pursuit of Gundogan, then Bender would become the Gunner’s top target, while not as refined as Gundogan, Bender fits Arsene Wenger’s system and would give a quality sub off the bench.
Bottom line is that if the Gunners are indeed preparing to make moves during the transfer window, it shows that not only are they ready to finally win, but also willing to spend whatever it takes to finally end their eight-year trophy-less drought.
Which in the minds of many Gooners, would be a giant step in the right direction for once.
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