Arsene Wenger is keen to add further players to his squad before the start of the season, according to The Guardian.
The anticipated sale of Robin Van Persie will give the Frenchman financial license in the transfer market. Having already secured Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud, it is expected that Malaga midfielder Santi Cazorla will become a Gunner in the next few days with a reported fee of £15.6 million having been agreed.
The projected arrival of Cazorla could identify a definite end for Van Persie’s tenure at the Emirates. Signing a wide player suggests that Podolski and Giroud will be played through the centre, indicating the vacancy that would be filled by the high flying Dutchman.
Speaking to the press in Beijing as part of Arsenal’s pre-season tour, Wenger was coy but definite when talking about his planned transfer moves;
“I am ready to talk a lot, but not a lot about transfers, because it is a very fragile subject and a very secret subject. We bought Giroud and Podolski and I hope that we ‘bought’ Diaby and Wilshere too, who didn’t play at all last season. We will add Wilshere to the squad as soon as possible. But we are not at the end of it (transfers). We will still bring players in”.