Arsenal Aim To Complete £40m Double Swoop If They Survive Udinese Test

By on August 24, 2011

Arsenal must qualify for the Champions League on tonight if they stand any chance of signing two of their top transfer targets, Eden Hazard and Yann M’Vila.

The match against Italian side Udinese now has a massive, added importance to it, with Arsenal’s late activity in the transfer market relying on them getting through to the group stages of Europe’s biggest club competition to match the ambitions of two of Ligue 1’s brightest prospects.

Arsenal’s raid on the French League also includes a big interest in Marvin Martin, Sochaux’s attacking midfielder, who has impressed in the French national side as well as in domestic football, playing in a role similar to that of Samir Nasri at Arsenal. Martin assisted 17 goals last season, and in one game this year has already scored one goal.

He is a flare midfielder, as is Hazard, with the latter being a long term target of Wenger’s, while Rennes’ Yann M’Vila has only recently come into the Arsenal managers line of vision as he searches for depth in the defensive midfield role.

Lille are said to be asking for over £25 million for Hazard, and despite rumours that M’Vila was subject to a rejected £17.5 million from Arsenal, Rennes are supposedly rating him at just over £12 million. According to the Independent, Martin would be the cheapest signing of the three, with Wenger confident he can snatch the 23 year-old for £10.5 million.

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  1. Isaac-4-3-3

    August 25, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Shinji Kagawa for playmaker
    Mauro Zarate for winger

  2. Isaac-4-3-3

    August 25, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    No point of villa and artetas

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