Arsenal’s dream transfer hitlist this summer

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger once again has the fabled ‘war chest’ at his disposal this summer to bring in star names to give the Gunners a genuine chance of claiming the Premier League title.

Last year the Frenchman surprised everyone by ditching his frugal reputation to land Mesut Ozil, and although the playmaker hasn’t truly lived up to his £42.5m price tag, it appears that the Emirates Stadium chief’s fingers have not been too badly burned.

A number of big name, and expensive players, have been linked with Arsenal, and here are some of those ‘dream’ additions…


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Angel di Maria

Angel di Maria

Having just fired Argentina to the World Cup semi-finals, it seems off that di Maria could be available. But Real Madrid are willing to sell and Arsenal have cash…

Alexis Sanchez

Alexis Sanchez

The man Arsenal want above all others appears to be Sanchez, The 25-year-old Chilean attacker is thought to be keen on a switch to the Gunners from Barca yet Liverpool’s deal for Luis Suarez may be a sticking point, with the Reds and the Catalans keen to do a swap.

Micah Richards

Micah Richards Badly injured for a few years, Richards is said to be available for a minimal fee this summer. With Bacary Sagna gone, he could be a good option to cover for the Frenchman.

Mario Balotelli

Mario Balotelli ‘Mad Mario’s’ nutter credentials have never been in doubt, and the same can be said for his sublime skills. Wenger is believed to have pulled out of a deal for Balotelli, but he could go back in if his price drops.

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar A bit of a journeyman, but 30-year-old Huntelaar is undoubtedly a top-class goalscorer. He could also add a touch of Klaas to Arsenal’s attack…

Dejan Lovren

Dejan Lovren Southampton’s car boot sale may see more names leave, with Lovren understood to have requested a transfer. Thomas Vermaelen’s imminent exit could make the Croatian a tempting option for Wenger.

Morgan Schneiderlin

Morgan Schneiderlin Wenger loves a classy young French player, and Schneiderlin fits the bill. Like Lovren, the 24-year-old is keen to move, and could well make the trip to north London.

Karim Benzema

Karim Benzema Every window Arsenal are linked with Benzema but this time they could well get him, as Radamel Falcao nears a switch to Real Madrid. It’s fair to say that the Les Bleus star would be an upgrade on Olivier Giroud…

Jackson Martinez

Jackson Martinez Big, strong and good in front of goal, Martinez looks like a no-brainer for Wenger. Oh, and he also wants to join Arsenal…

Guillermo Ochoa

Guillermo Ochoa

The unemployed Mexican may well go down as the 2014 World Cup’s best goalkeeper. He could also be a good replacement for the departed Lukasz Fabianski at Arsenal.

Antoine Griezmann

Antoine Griezmann

Carlos Vela may have eluded Wenger’s grasp, but another Real Sociedad attacker in the shape of Griezmann could well make the trip to north London. Pacey and good in front of goal, the Frenchman would be an upgrade on Santi Cazorla.

Arturo Vidal

Arturo Vidal

The midfield general Arsenal have been missing for around 10 years. Vidal is available for close to £40m, which is a steal for a player of such supreme talent.