Even though the transfer period is set to end on the 2nd of September Arsenal are trying hard to sign some important players before the beginning of the season. With the fixtures for the next Premier League season already announced, it looks like the Gunners have a tough start ahead of them. Their third match against Spurs is set to take place on the 31st of August and all things should be in place up until then.
Even if Wenger is targeting some world class players, teamwork will probably remain Arsenal’s biggest advantage over its adversaries. With that in mind, the Frenchman is really insisting on signing some of the footballers that are part of his list. With less than three months remaining until the official matches start, the club has failed to bring anyone to Emirates.
Metro reveals that after several rumors linked Higuain to Arsenal, it seems a new major acquisition may take place. The gunners are moving in to sing Barcelona man, Ibrahim Afellay. Currently on loan with Schalke 04, the Dutchman looks desperate to find a Premier League team to play for. According to his agent, the 27 year old midfielder is courted by a few English teams and his chances of playing in the strongest championship in the world are pretty big.
Arsenal’s biggest rivals, Tottenham, also showed interest in Holland’s attacking midfielder. Villas-Boas received a massive vote of confidence after refusing to join PSG and that came with a 50 million pound transfer budget that will surely allow him to sign Barcelona’s player.
Chances are Wenger will not pursue Afellay’s signature if the price goes too high. Even though he managed a great match against the Gunners while playing in the Champions League, the Dutchman failed to impress. According to rumors he may end up playing for the Spurs after a 3 million pound deal. It is hard to say if Arsenal will spend that amount of money on a player who is currently not on the same level as Cazorla, Wilshere or Walcott.