The 4 Players Wenger Should Buy With His £70m Warchest

By on July 31, 2013

As Arsenal fans sit and wait for the new big-money signings they’ve been promised this summer, Arsenal blogger Gunner333 looks at how Arsene Wenger could have spent his reported £70m warchest.

Robert Lewandowski

With Arsene Wenger yet to splash the cash this summer, it’s reported that we still have a budget of around £70million itching to be spent. There are a number of different positions we could fill so here are the players I’d like to see Arsene Wenger go for:

Lars Bender – £20million

Despite the German club claiming they do not want to sell the holding midfielder after rejecting our bid last month, I’m sure we could lure him from Bayer Leverkusen if we really tried, and a £20m bid might do the trick. Bender shows great consistency and has experience of a top quality league which matches the Premier League in terms of physicality. £20m would be a great investment as the 24-year-old German international is still young enough to improve and has the best years ahead of him. He would also fill a problem area that has been needing addressed in recent years.

Ignazio Abate – £10million

A talented full back at his peak with Champions League experience is just what we need to replace the ageing Bacary Sagna, and AC Milan’s Ignazio Abate fits this description perfectly. We were linked with the 26-year-old a few weeks ago and with just one year left on his contract, we might be able to snap him up for around £10m. With his lightning pace and incredible work-rate the Italian right-back would be a great addition to the squad and provide Carl Jenkinson with an experienced player to learn from.

Julio Cesar – £1.5million

We’ve been strongly linked with a move for the 33-year-old this summer with Arsene understood to be keen on bringing in an experienced keeper to challenge Wojciech Szczesny for the No.1 spot. The Brazilian was one of the players of the tournament at this summer Confederations Cup and he would be an excellent addition to the squad and provide real depth in an area that’s been problematic since Jens Lehmann left. We could sign him for as little as £1.5m with QPR keen to get his wages off the books so we could pick ourselves up a bargain.

Robert Lewandowski – £35-£40million

You may be surprised not to see a certain Uruguayan’s name at the bottom of this shopping list however Liverpool have made it clear they are not willing to sell for less than the figure PSG paid for Edinson Cavani [£55million], which is a ludicrous fee if you consider Suarez’s disciplinary record and the baggage he’d bring.

Lewandowski on the other hand would be worth every penny and we’d be signing one of Europe’s hottest properties right now. I realise that the chances of us actually signing him appear slim due to his desire to play for Bayern Munich when his contract expires at the end of next season, but Borussia Dortmund would surely be interested in selling if we put a bid of between £35m-£40m on the table. Their going to lose him for nothing in 12 months time anyway so they’d be crazy not to.

The major stumbling block would obviously be trying to persuade the Polish hitman to join us, but we said we’d be more ambitious this summer, so why not aim for the top!

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62 Comments

  1. Giorgio Inzani

    July 31, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    If I could, I’d really push for Suarez then Fellaini. I believe we have the money to get them, so until we actually get going in this transfer window, it is quite frustrating with our lack of business

  2. David

    July 31, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    Wenger is not going to buy anyone. All this talk about having £70m to spend is for show. The excuse will be we tried but it did not work out. Whom to buy should have been sorted long time ago and negotiated but now it will be last minute scramble to appease the fans.

    • Omar

      August 1, 2013 at 10:35 am

      Wenger simply he can nt syn cz he is being satisified wid da win ov pre-season so he is asuming dat da squad is ok

    • Omar

      August 1, 2013 at 10:43 am

      Wat does he think mekin money? Yah he is thinkin mekin money bt nt troph we wl cary on in endin trophless seasoñ if wenger wnt do samthin

  3. XP

    August 1, 2013 at 12:48 am

    obviously, agree, and i feel extremely disappointed and upset…
    is time to move on and change our head coach…

  4. Emerson

    August 1, 2013 at 1:03 am

    wemger sucks!…we have 70 million to spend….a big bloody lie…..we are not signing anyone, it’s quite obvious now

  5. trouble

    August 1, 2013 at 2:05 am

    If lewandowski turned down a move to go to real madrid do u really think he would go to arsenal an if I was him I would never leave dortmund for arsenal

  6. Clay Dunn

    August 1, 2013 at 6:14 am

    We need to just go ahead and get Michu and Willams from Swansea and call it a day pocket the rest and wait till next Summer

  7. Bryan

    August 1, 2013 at 9:01 am

    Apparently we had a 19M offer turned down for Lars Bender, o I don’t think upping it another million would get him.
    I also think Higuain would of been better than Lewandowski for us but we messed that one up.

    • barking

      August 1, 2013 at 5:17 pm

      Yes, I think our offer was 20 million – Leverkusen just flatly refused to even consider selling him. Not that you can blame them, he’s a huge talent (who’d be perfect for AFC). Perhaps we should concentrate on trying to get Gustavo from Bayern. He’d be another huge asset to the team.

  8. Ochieng

    August 1, 2013 at 9:29 am

    Am really disappointed as an Arsenal fan! We are one club that has been linked to almost every player and we always end up signing none. Why can’t Prof. Arsene try to emulate other big clubs and sign ‘top quality players’. If the said money is there, let him sign a keeper, a good defender and a top striker… Otherwise the trophy drought continues more so with no champions league football!

  9. Amos Gaitaweh

    August 1, 2013 at 10:00 am

    Making Arsenal team a real contender, you can buy these 4 players for the 70 million in our transfer cupboard. Fellieni for 25 million, Lewandowski for 33 million, Abata for 10.5 million, Julio Cesar for 1.8 million.

    • Bryan

      August 1, 2013 at 11:23 am

      No way would you get Lewandowski for 33M in this years inflated transfer market, I believe it would take 40M & upwards to land him

  10. Leavo1986

    August 1, 2013 at 10:06 am

    It’s obviouse what the problem is and why we have no new additions. Arsen Wenger is to stubborn to spend the market value of players in this era, and has his own perceptions of how much a player should cost. He need to realise times have changed and to gain more money sometimes you have to spend more.
    Signing a world class player gets the team moral up.
    Shows abmbition and willingness to compete.
    Will win silver wear which means money and CL spot.
    Which in term means more players wanting to join for less and more fans joining arsenal.

  11. Aziz, KL-Malaysia

    August 1, 2013 at 10:33 am

    The problem is not the Polish hitman to convince, the problem is we got no one kicking AW’s ass to stop bickering over 5 cents in every deal … I kep quiet for many years, but slowly the issue really pisses me off !!

  12. Baddosky

    August 1, 2013 at 11:20 am

    Arsene wenger is happy wit the squad he have, he done allread say that he will not sign any pleyer don’t ever burther ur self gunner fans

  13. Bash

    August 1, 2013 at 11:44 am

    Wenger is too babaric when it comes to spending nd if this continues nothing for Arsernal this seasons.

  14. Mzk Gunnerz blood

    August 1, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    We opened our eye’z to see how wenger is going to spend dis £70 million. And wat kind ov playerz is he going to buy, cox we dnt playerz lyk squillaci a sontos djouro etc at end wat am thinkng prof is nt going to sign any big player dis season

  15. Iyaji Moses

    August 1, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    The problem of Arsenal is Arsene Wenger. Until he leaves, we will continue to have problem. I regret being an arsenal fan.

  16. lee

    August 1, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    no new players no top 4 most prob player will leave ie jack theo santi next season

  17. Fatunmbi kayode

    August 1, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    We use to point acusing fingers to the board then but it really arsene the enemy of arsenal.I read from d news that d transfer money is now £1OOM not £7OM again.then why cant wenger splash £4OM on lewandowsky BD wil consider due to his original £25M on his contract with a yr to go.he can also snap Michu with £17-18M.no wonder stars dt want to come to trophyless club like arsenal with a coach runing it like his father’s business.arsene should go to smaller club like leeds united or bolton were they dt spend money to buy player.arsenal is a world class 4th richest and it must be respected. Wenger should just go now we re tired of you.

  18. jacob ngutsav

    August 1, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    wenger is nothin but a torn in d flesh n pain in an ass…Ds season i c us not reachin Top 4 ds comin Season…goshhh

  19. Alessandro mainza

    August 1, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    Okay wenger has gud plans but 70m is alt no wy is he gona gt big names,he is lukng 4 yung talent bt i thnk my names i would say abate 10m
    fellaini 12m
    rooney 45.1m
    julio ceaser

  20. kelsperry

    August 1, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    l think arsene shuld go lewandoski,julio nd fellaini.then call it a day on the transfer.bcos,the league is in btw us nd chelsea xamining if we do these signings..wat did u guys think?

  21. Nnaemeka charlse

    August 1, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    Wenger is nothing but a stingy man. How can he bid all most d top players but he can’t be able to sign one. Am tired of wenger nd arsenal becos of his lack of signing big players.

  22. okethi

    August 1, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    It

  23. FADIL K.D

    August 1, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    am beginin to loose hope,by now al arsenal fans should know dat wenger iz not buying any player not even me sitting here.

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