REPORTS: Wenger Set For £35m Weekend Spending Spree

By on July 29, 2011

According to several reports in todays media, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will push through moves for top summer targets Phil Jagielka and Juan Mata this weekend.

Wenger has been heavily linked with centre back Jagielka this summer and is set to up his earlier bid of £10m to around the £15m mark. However, the Guardian reports that Everton may hold out for a bid of over £18m for their star defender, but Wenger has made a centre back is top priority and Jagielka is his No.1 target.

The long-running saga of Cesc Fabregas to Barcelona also looks like coming to an end with Wenger setting a deadline of Monday for Barca to make their move. If the Spaniards fail to submit a suitable offer, the Arsenal captain will be expected to remain in London this season as Arsene Wenger is worried the drawn out transfer is disrupting his pre-season plans.

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It is widely expected however, that Fabregas will eventually make the move back home leaving Wenger with a void to fill and the player identified is Valencia’s Juan Mata. Although Mata plays mainly on the left side, he could take up an advanced central role or Wenger may decide to continue with Nasri in the middle as he has done during pre-season so far.

Mata will set Arsenal back somewhere in the region of £13.5m-£17.5m, depending on what source you believe, and will represent something of a coup for the Gunners. Rivals Tottenham have attempted to hijack the move but Mata is keen on a move to the Emirates and Wenger wants the deal sealed by the end of the weekened.

The double signing of Jagielka and Mata would go along way to ease the frustration felt by many Arsenal fans this summer and it’s thought Arsene Wenger want’s both deals tied up as soon as possible.

 

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10 Comments

  1. dor-g

    July 29, 2011 at 9:10 am

    if its true,its very good news for ARS fans.c’mon Wanger get both deal done soon.

  2. Adesokantomiwa

    July 29, 2011 at 9:20 am

    Thank you wenger, but make it snappy and sell fabregas so we can have enough to sign 1 striker and 1 defensive midfielder.

  3. coob23

    July 29, 2011 at 9:32 am

    WE HAVE OPENED TALKS WITH MATA, CHECK SKYSPORTS, THIS IS INSANE!!!!!

    • Clintm15

      July 29, 2011 at 12:23 pm

      I have checked Sky Sports. Valencia have denied the talks.

  4. mr waitingforthequalityplayers

    July 29, 2011 at 9:41 am

    at long long….long last!!!cmon wenger get that stuffed wallet out !

  5. JAMES ALURA

    July 29, 2011 at 10:05 am

    That’s absolutely good news to all the Arsenal fans across the Globe. Wenger needs to effect these transactions exactly this weekend before the likes of money bags-Man-city come with extremely lucrative offers only to our dismay. kudos

  6. barrysimon

    July 29, 2011 at 10:54 am

    hope for the deal done before weekend.

  7. pat

    July 29, 2011 at 10:57 am

    Good deal

  8. bill

    July 29, 2011 at 11:28 am

    Why are we buying Jagielka? Small and injury prone… especially if he costs 15 mil might as well just buy Cahill for a few mil more but at least he’ll play and he’ll plug up holes when defending set pieces

  9. marciano

    July 29, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    l agree with bill(top)jagielka is no different frm squillaci,wont add anything,matter of fact we will b sunk by alot of his own goals.wenger pliz get us cahill or samba

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