Wenger to launch £80m summer triple move to rebuild Arsenal XI

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is readying moves for Juventus’ Alvaro Morata, Granit Xhaka of Borussia Monchengladbach and Dortmund’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan in a triple swoop that will cost the club £80m, according to reports from The Sun.

The Gunners have once again slipped out of the title race after being in a commanding position for a large chunk of the campaign, leaving them without a title win since 2004.

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Fan unrest has reached new levels in north London with many supporters calling for Wenger to step down, but reports claim he has big transfer plans ahead of this summer, with Morata (£30m), Xhaka (£30m) and Mkhitaryan (£20m) all wanted.

The Frenchman is likely to be keen to inject quality and experience into his ranks, and sees the trio as decent options.

Xhaka is a holding midfielder who is known for his tenacity and leadership qualities, while Morata could slot in up front with Danny Welbeck out for nine months with a knee injury.

Mkhitaryan, an Armenia international, is known for being a silky playmaker and could function in any of the three attacking midfield roles in Wenger’s preferred 4-2-3-1 formation.