Arsenal fans are clamouring for transfers this summer, with many pointing the finger at Arsene Wenger and blaming the manager for the lack of new faces at the Emirates. The latest revelation from the Daily Mail proves that the Frenchman has been anything but static in the transfer market though, with the report claiming we made enquiries for Bayern Munich duo Thomas Muller and Robert Lewandowski.
Wenger apparently sought to sound out the availability of the Bundesliga pair, testing the waters by contacting Bayern Munich, the Mail reports. He was met with firm resistance however, with the German giants making it clear that neither player was for sale.
The report claims only then did he turn his attention to Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema, despite his compatriot seeming to be his top target this summer.
Pep Guardiola hasn’t made a huge number of friends at the Allianz Arena, and with his approach seemingly alienating a number of players (via the Mail), Wenger was hoping one – or perhaps both – of the players would be open to a £50m Emirates switch.
Both men could certainly add something to our side, and they are exactly the type of top quality forwards we need to be looking at bringing in. Wenger insists that he is only looking for players of the highest calibre in the transfer market, and moves for players like Muller, Lewandowski, and Benzema prove he’s a man of his word.
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Hopefully the manager hasn’t given up hope of landing a marquee signing just yet, and continues his hunt for top, top players capable of improving our squad.