Sunday, June 13, 2010

Arsenal Likely to Spend £30 Million in Summer 2010 Transfer Market

Arsenal is well-known for their ‘spend low’ strategy in the transfer market. The North London clubs did not go for any big-money signing over the last 5 or 6 years. Rather, it relied heavily on its young players who were nurtured by manager Arsene Wenger. Current captain Cesc Fabregas is perhaps one of the brightest examples.

However, Arsenal seems more likely to spend around £30 million this summer as Wenger is planning to sign a number of players. They already signed Bordeaux’s ‘free agent’ striker Marouane Chamakh. Now, Arsenal is heavily linked with another ‘free agent’ Joe Cole whose contract with Chelsea has been expired at the end of the last season.

Arsene Wenger already revealed that he would bolster his defense and increase his goalkeeping options for the next season. The Frenchman is currently eyeing on two defenders: Jagielka and Laurent Koscielny.

Everton centre back Jagielka has impressed Wenger with his performance for the Merseyside club last season. However, Everton would do their best to hold on to the defender. Koscielny who is currently playing for French club Lorient is another target of Arsenal.

The North London club has been linked with a number of goalkeepers so far in the Summer transfer market, but now it seems Wenger has set his sight on Fulham’s Australian veteran Mark Schwarzer. At 37, Schwarzer would fancy to have Champions League football.

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