Arsenal Transfer Rumours: Wenger’s Targets

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As a team Arsenal aren't known for splashing the cash. The reasoning behind this is twofold. Wenger likes to look for bargains in a France and he puts an emphasis in youth. The Frenchman thinks it's very important to promote from within however it isn't necessarily successful all the time. This summer, Wenger has looked for bargains in France once again.

Olivier Giroud

Last season for Montpellier, Giroud won Ligue 1 golden boot award. Known as a classic English centre forward, Giroud is very different to any French striker. Giroud was instantly linked with a move to Arsenal and the rumours seemed to have come true. Although Wenger doesn't usually go for a powerful player, he seems to like Giroud's finishing ability. However Giroud has also been linked with a move to Borussia Monchengladbach which may hinder Wenger's plans. Giroud has expressed his opinions and he has said that he would welcome a move to England over Germany.

Yann M'Vila

M'Vila is a defensive midfielder for Rennes. He was named in the Ligue 1 team of the year last season and he has impressed a number of teams. Although previously linked with a move to Manchester, M'Vila would rather play under his compatriot Arsene Wenger. The move itself was deemed to be complete by the English and French media but unfortunately it seems that was incorrect. Now M'Vila has expressed his desire to move but Wenger, as ever, has remained tight lipped on the move.

Jan Vertonghen

A very attractive centre half, Vertonghen had another impressive season for Ajax. He was previously linked with a move to Arsenal before Spurs stepped up their interest in the Belgian defender. One could say Vertonghen is a typical Wenger signing. A defender that likes to attack but has defensive frailties. However it does look certain that this signing will slip away from Wenger just as Hazard, Jones and Gotze have. It seems Vertonghen likes the project at Spurs and would welcome a move to White Hart Lane instead of the Emirates. Perhaps if Wenger wanted him so much, he could have tried a lot harder to secure his signature. You never know, if his move to Spurs breaks down, he might be snapped up by Wenger.

This season shows classic Wenger. Building his squad on French speaking players with a hint of youth, it's no different to any other season. However will there be a shock move on the cards? Perhaps this season Wenger might just buy that one big player to "keep up" with the Manchester clubs. Or maybe he'll just carry on as usual.