10 Summer Targets To Make Us Champions
By Keenos
Tuesday 05 Mar 2013 19:11:00
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With a reported £70 million available to Arsene Wenger in the summer transfer window, we at SheWore have come up with a 10 man list of players who need to be targetted to make us Champions again. All are realistically gettable, available, and must be signed to put us in a position to win the league again.

Edinson Cavani

In January, when it was rumoured that we had bid £30 million for a player, Edinson Cavani was top of most peoples lists. With in Naples more dangerous than Liverpool, him and his wife have been robbed numerous times, he will almost certainly be on the market this summer.

Along with Falcao, he is the most complete striker in world football right now. Pace, power, finishing. Everything you need from a striker. A quick search of YouTube shows he scores all types of goals. whether it is a poacher's finish, a wonder strike or a header. He has it all. by the end of the season, he would of scored 100 goals in 3 season. At 27, he is man embarking on his peak. He is the complete forward. With £70 million available and nearly £200,000 a week wages coming free this summer, price is not an issue. There are, however, two stumbling blocks.

Firstly, despite what happens with Falcao's future at Atletico Madrid, he will be the hottest property this summer. Manchester City, Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid will all be chasing him. This will put his price at a premium. Previous years, we would have shrugged our shoulders and let another club sign him. However, this summer, he is the marquee signing we need. When moving to the Emirates, we were told we were doing so to compete for the best players in the world. Signing Edinson Cavani would show that.

The second stumbling block is Napoli's film director owner Aurelio De Laurentiis love for the limelight. A long, drawn out transfer would feed this media hungry mogul and boost his ego to no end. whether Arsene Wenger, who is known for pulling out of deals due to the other side dragging their feet, will stick it out is unknown. It will be a frustrating transfer, but one we need to make.

Value: £30-40 million

Stevan Jovetic

If, for whatever reason (the price becomes too big, Cavani choses elsewhere, we get fed up with De Laurentiis' shenanigans) we miss out on Cavani, we could do a lot worse then snapping up Stevan Jovetic. At 23, he is 4 years younger than Cavani and has his future ahead of him. Whilst he is not as complete as the Uruguayan, he has the talent to potentially become better then him.

He shares similar attributes as Cavani. At 6 foot, quick and a brilliant reading of the game, he could be moulded into one of the best strikers in the world. What he lacks at the moment is the statistics. Having originally played as a Number 10, with comparisons to Francesco Totti, this is the 1st season at Fiorentina that he has lead the line as the main man. He reminds me of Robin Van Persie in his early days at Arsenal. You know the talent is there. you know the goals will come. It is When they come, rather than if they come.

He would be a superb asset if the Cavani deal does not come off, or if we decide to go for a younger, cheaper option (which knowing us, is more likely).

Value: £25 million (his reported release clause)

Stephan El Shaarawy

No matter who we get between Cavani & Jovetic, they must be supplemented with Stephan El Shaarawy. The 20 year old AC Milan wideman is a top talent with pace and ability to burn. This year has been the breakthrough year for the youngster who would of been on many peoples radar's since he made his Debut for Genoa when he was just 16 years old. Scoring 16 goals from 23 games for a poor AC Milan team.

El Shaarawy will provide a double boost to the squad. His raw pace would give a good options against the more direct Jovetic/Cavani and provide a different sort of challenge to Giroud's pure power. He also has the capability to play as a wide forward. With Gervinho likely to be shipped out and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain being amongst our worst players this season, Theo Walcott and Lukas Podolski clearly need some decent competition. El Shaarawy would be this.

Value: £15-18 million

Victor Wanyama

Ever since Patrick Vieira left in 2005 (the last time we won something) we have lacked dominance in the middle of the park. Gilberto was a silent assassin, but someone not to be feared. Flamini ran around a lot. Alex Song dreamed of being Cesc Fabregas. And Abou Diaby. Well. If he was a horse he would have been sold to the glue factory by now.

The Premier League has historically been one by the team who has the most dominating midfielder. From Keane to Vieira, Essien to Yaya Toure. History shows that Premier League Champions needs a man who can destroy other teams entire midfield’s on his own. That man for next season could be Victor Wanyama.

This time last year, very few had heard of the Kenyan midfielder with the dictator middle name (Mugabe). 12 months on, and some sparkling midfield performances, including against Barcelona, have put him high on the list of many clubs after a rock in the middle. If we move fast and quietly, Wanyama could be our dictator in the middle of the park.

At 21, he is a towering physical man who reminds me of a 21 year old Patrick Vieira in every aspect for of his play

Value: Upwards of £15 million if a bidding war ensues

Étienne Capoue

Étienne Capoue first came onto most Arsenal fans radar last summer when we were linked heavily with Yann M'Vila. A bright spark (I do not remember, so apologies for not giving credit) showed stats comparing the troubled French youngster to the man who was arguably the best defensive midfielder in the French league.

The 1st thing that springs to mind is how good is the French league? When Jérémie Aliadière is one of the top scorers, is being one of the best defensive players something to boast about. Who knows. The league is clearly in decline as seen by Champions League performances and the French National Team - whose rise and fall is similar to Arsenal. What is for certain is Moussa Sissoko has joined Newcastle and excelled. And Capoue shares similar attributes to him.

The big worry is discipline. He lacks it and gives away more fouls than Alex Song. He is also not the best on the ball, with play often breaking down when it gets to him. What is undoubted though is his defensive ability. He covers more ground, intercepts more balls and is a physical beast. Putting himself around a lot more than M'Vila. He is a man to be feared. The bodyguard who would not think twice about going hard into an opponent who has just shaken up Jack Wilshere.

Rumours are we tried to sign him on deadline day, but left it too late and with not enough time to negotiate, the deal fell through. The chances that we have stopped talking to Toulouse about him are slim.

Value: £8-10 million

To be continued...

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06 Mar 2013 8:58
The truth is that with current board, no matter how much money Arsenal has, will never buy such players at price 30 million pounds. Sorry but true.
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06 Mar 2013 0:45
El-Shawaary signed a brand new contract with Milan. Have fun trying to buy him for 18M
05 Mar 2013 20:32
Heard this for yrs,he will just shop in the basements as usual,fed up with all this bullshit.
05 Mar 2013 20:24
Sorry mate, but there is no way in hell the calibre of Jovetic and Cavani will join the Arsenal in their current state. The fact of the matter is, and yes it hurts, that we are no longer an allure to such talented players. We are now a simple stepping stone of a club and unfortunately those two do not need a stepping stone anymore as they will be recruited by truly big clubs. RIP Arsenal
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