Arsenal preparing £30m summer shopping spree

Vargas would be a very reasonably priced left sided option for ArsenalArsenal may be looking to loan deals this January however the club are ready to invest heavily during the summer to help bridge the gap between themselves and the dominant Manchester sides.

The North London side are looking for a striker and possible left sided defender in January with many touting former legend Thierry Henry as a possible signing, albeit for just two months. The summer though will see Wenger’s side look to bring three quality players which could cost Arsenal just over £42m.

Lukas Podolski tops their wish list with the club ready to offer Cologne a tempting £15m once the main transfer window opens. They are also keeping a close eye on Fiorentina’s Juan Manuel Vargas. The tricky left footer is coming to the end of his agreement in Serie A and was a rumoured target of Aston Villa last summer. Although at the age of 28 he would not appear the type of age Wenger would try to bring in, his versatility has been mentioned as a key reason for bringing him to North London for little more than a signing on fee. Arsenal do run the risk of leaving it late though with the Italian side looking to cash in on him this January.

Yoann Gourcuff completes the wishlist with the Frenchman having always been a player admired by Arsene Wenger and would cost the club close to £15m.