Arsenal line-up moves for top-notch £122m trio as Arsene Wenger looks to trim squad to make room for new additions
Arsenal are preparing their final changes late into the transfer window, and could move several unwanted players before making new signings.
Arsene Wenger has not dismissed rumors of adding more depth to the squad, after the club suffered a 1-0 defeat against Stoke City.
The Gunners boss is considering offers for Jack Wilshere, Mathieu Debuchy, Carl Jenkinson, Kieran Gibbs, and Olivier Giroud. Wenger admits Arsenal ‘have too many players,’ and could send a few players packing before picking up more signings.
Despite interest by London rivals Chelsea, Wenger is committed to keeping Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and offered the midfielder a new £125k a week contract. The English international scored 20 goal in 196 appearances for Arsenal, as the club is confident they can hold onto the 24-year-old.
The Gunners have targeted Paris Saint Germain’s Julian Draxler, as the French giants put the midfielder up for sale. The 23-year-old was given a £32m price tag, with several Premier League clubs interested in the German international. Wenger has eyed the playmaker since his time at Shalke at the age of 17 and could potential seal a deal in the next week.
Thomas Lemar has also been a long-term target for the Gunners, and could drop £54m on the winger this summer. The versatile Frenchman has been linked with a move, however, Arsenal have struggled to agree on a price with Monaco.
Steven N’Zonzi is on his way out of Sevilla, after he reportedly handed in a transfer request. The 28-year-old is believed to want to leave this summer, and the Gunners could activate the player’s £36m release clause.
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