Arsenal are on the verge of completing yet another major transfer deal if reports from both Spain and England are worth believing. And the said player is Barca’s Arda Turan.
Wenger has been a long-term admirer of Arda Turan who completed a switch to Barcelona under the most controversial circumstances. Turan who is yet to live to the hype of his transfer, is set to be sold to make room in the Barcelona midfield.
This is an opportunity for Wenger to strengthen his squad with an experienced player. This will be a good opportunity to replace Arsenal’s very own Peter Pan (Walcott the boy who never developed) for a quality midfielder.
Chelsea are rumored to be interested in Turan also, the Blues who tabled a bid last season only to be turned down because Turan wanted to play along side the likes of Messi, Suarez and Neymar. Turan had to wait till January to make his long awaited debut for Barcelona but failed to impress. He was unable to break into the first team or make any reasonable impact as a sub.
Turan who is currently on holiday will be linking up with the Barcelona squad for pre-season is set to inform coach Luis Enrique, that he would love to stay to fight for his place on the team.
Chelsea are set to rebuild their squad after a terrible season, failing to qualify for an European spot. New coach Antonio Conte has been armed with a huge transfer war chest and is keen to bring Turan to Stamford bridge.
Arsenal fans will be hoping Wenger can beat Antonio Conte to the signing of the £30m rated Turkish midfielder. As he would add more quality to the squad and score more goals than Theo Walcott.