Arsenal Willing To Smash Wage Structure For Jovetic & Gotze

By on February 28, 2013

Despite the transfer window now being closed there will still be plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers, so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Arsenal are now ready to break their wage structure for top talent.

Stevan Jovetic

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Arsenal are finally ready to break their wage structure to sign top talent with Stefan Jovetic and Mario Gotze among the players boss Arsene Wenger is looking to sign this summer, according to the Telegraph.

Our wage structure has come under the microscope on more than one occasion in recent years after a string of first team players have left the club to earn significantly higher wages elsewhere. Theo Walcott and Lukas Podolski are understood to be our current highest earners on £100,000-a-week but the Telegraph claim the club are now willing to break that barrier in order to attract genuine world-class talent.

Among the players boss Arsene Wenger is said to be eyeing are Fiorentina’s Stefan Jovetic and Borussia Dortmund’s Mario Gotze, with the newspaper claiming the boss hold’s a strong interest in both attackers and could use some of his £70m transfer fund to target the duo in the summer with the club willing to offer wages in excess of £100,000-a-week to compete for their signatures.

Our coffers have been boosted with several new commercial deals but we’ll also see high earning squad players such as Sebastien Squillaci and Andrey Arshavin leave the club when their contracts expire at the end of the season – freeing up more money to put towards the right players.

The Telegraph suggest that the likes of Nicklas Bendtner, Andre Santos, Marouane Chamakh, Johan Djourou and Park Chu-young will also be made available for transfer but as has been the case in recent years, we may have to ship them out on loan as nobody seems willing to pay their relatively high wages and take them on a permanent basis.

The paper also claims that Wenger will look for a defensive midfielder and a goalkeeper this summer with Etienne Capoue, Pepe Reina and Asmir Begovic on his radar, while a right back could also come in if Bacary Sagna is sold.

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It all sounds very promising, to good to be true some might say, as many Arsenal fans have heard this all before only to be left with Gervinho. But if the Telegraph‘s report is accurate and all of the above happens, we could have a real squad capable of challenging for trophies next season. Adding Begovic, Capoue, Gotze and Jovetic would make our squad a while lot stronger, that’s for sure!

Who would you like to see signed in the summer? Do you think Wenger will sign some world class talent?

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15 Comments

  1. Hasibullah

    February 28, 2013 at 10:47 am

    Dream Team:

    Begovic

    Rangal-Rami-Vermaelen-Gibbs
    Capoue-Gotze-Wilshere
    Walcott-Jovetic-Cazorla

    Subs:
    Szczęsny
    Monreal
    Koscielny
    Jenkinson
    Ramsey
    Podolski
    Giroud
    A. Oxlade-Chamberlain

  2. Hasibullah

    February 28, 2013 at 10:56 am

    Sell:
    Gervinho
    Diaby
    Arshavin
    Squillaci
    Mertesacker
    Fabiański
    Sagna

    And Promote:
    Akpom
    Miquel
    Gnabry
    Eisfeld

    • Gowineish

      February 28, 2013 at 2:45 pm

      I totally agree with you but maybe Miquel needs to beef up a little

  3. samdyl

    February 28, 2013 at 11:19 am

    Why can’t Arsenal board build a managerial team spirit b4 thinking about building the players? They r obviously not united n all they r interested in is their pocket. I do pity their naivety.

  4. lasses

    February 28, 2013 at 11:30 am

    Szczesny. Rangal-rami-vermealen-moreal. Capoue-wilshere. Gotze. Rosicky-jovetic-cazorla —than I wnt my bench 2 be lik dix ox15,podolsky,walcott,kosciany,jankinson,gibbs,arteta.than I wnt us 2 sell ramcy,sagna,arshavin,diaby,…

  5. 49Unbeaten

    February 28, 2013 at 11:45 am

    Begovic
    Jenks – Hummels – Koscielny – Monreal

  6. 49Unbeaten

    February 28, 2013 at 11:47 am

    Begovic
    Jenks – Hummels – Koscielny – Monreal
    Capoue
    Gotze – Wilshire
    Walcott – Jovetic – Cazorla

  7. beje

    February 28, 2013 at 11:48 am

    Another story with no reality. As long Wenger is a manager they will be no superstar signings.

  8. Santigie

    February 28, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    I believe the team does not need much changes.
    In should be
    Gotze, Jovetic and a defensive midfilder
    then a right back because Sagna has lost his form and with all these there is hope for glories

  9. pheeyamilah Mandoe Ezekiel

    February 28, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    We want a strong and experience players to sign in the sumer transfer.

  10. Thomas

    February 28, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Were signing goetze? He gets champ league football now and if he signs for us he prob wont. Stop it…just stop it. Id luv for this to be true but he will only leave for a bigger club and lets be honest, arsenal was 7yrs ago…today we are not.

  11. Chinedu donatus

    February 28, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Wenger and d board r weak ad ve lost his magic of coaching he’s now doing wat he read in school only 4 money he now knw’s he is nt a coach maybe does cup’s he wins is by mistake so let him ad d board leave arsenal ad den arsenal ll become d greatest club in d world up gunas instade of me 2 go dey ll leave 4 us

  12. merkin

    February 28, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Mario Götze is the new Edan Hazard for Arsenal blogs, the go to guy to put in their headline to generate traffic to the web site.

  13. Gowineish

    February 28, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    Szczesny
    Koscielny Hummels Vermaelen Monreal

    Ramsey
    Gotze Wilshere

    Walcott Podolski Cazorla

    Hummels- 25M Sell: Gervinho- 8M, Djourou-
    Gotze- 35M 5M, Sagna- 8M,
    Montoya-10M Chamakh- 4M
    Total: 70M Total: 25M
    Grand Total: 45M #

  14. Wuff,Wuff

    February 28, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    es geht auch einfacher.!ändert nur euren Vereinsnamen in BAYERN MÜNCHEN,und schon seit ihr das wo von ihr Träumt….aber man kann nicht alles haben im Leben!!wenn man 8 Jahre nichts gewonnen hat,muß man auch mal einen Trainerwechsel zustimmen!wenn nicht,naja!Träumen kann man ja immer.

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