Arsenal to spend €80M on players during the January transfer window 3

Arsene Wenger reckons that if they can snatch a great player they will be counted amongst the big Europeans clubs again.

Marouane Fellaini is Arsene Wenger's main target for the January transfer window

Marouane Fellaini is Arsene Wenger’s main target for the January transfer window

“We are entering a period where we will be able to compete financially with other clubs. And we will be on the market if we find a great player. “On November 28, the Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger responded to his critics by announcing Gunners will also soon be able to spend a fortune on the transfer market, aware of the growing gap between Arsenal and other big names the Premier League.

And obviously, the Alsatian has to put his plan into action by early 2013. The Telegraph lists the declared targets of the London coach. And the least we can say is that the Gunners will break the bank.

Marouane Fellaini (Everton), Fernando Llorente (Athletic Bilbao), Adrian Lopez (Atletico Madrid), Luke Shaw (Southampton) and Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) are thus part of a shopping list estimated at more than € 80 million.

Fellaini is priority to strengthen a Gunners midfielder deprived of the likes of  Fabregas, Nasri and Song  in recent seasons. The Belgian is one of the most courted players the English league and it is a check of € 24 million minimum that will be charged for him. Long-standing target, the Spaniard Adrian Lopez would in turn strengthen the sides of the Arsenal attack. he will cost a whopping € 18 million. Same with for the revelation of Crystal Palace Wilfried Zaha (20 years old) recently selected in the England team.

Always an attacking side, Arsenal hope to also enjoy the opportunity named Fernando Llorente. Another player is named Luke Shaw. 17 years old, the Southampton side  saw his first year in the Premier League, but obviously does not prevent the club to claim €12m for him.