It’s no secret Arsene Wenger is out in Brazil at the moment – after all we’ve all seen his pictures on the beach – he’s doing work for French TV, but surely none of us are naïve enough to think that’s the only thing on the Arsenal boss’ mind this summer.
Although recent rumours suggesting the Frenchman is looking at Tom Cleverley may look as though the sun has gone to Wenger’s head, there’s plenty of quality on the Arsenal wish list too.
We take a look at some of the top players Wenger will be commenting on a little more enthusiastically this summer…
Already a goal up in the World Cup after netting the equaliser for the Ivory Coast in their opening fixture with Japan, Bony is one of the Premier League’s star players and is hotly sought after this summer.
Liverpool, Everton, and Dortmund are all in the hunt alongside Wenger for the Swansea star and should he star against Colombia on Thursday, that list will only get longer. Although that could be unlikely, according to Matt Le Tissier an accomplished Colombian performance against Greece will be too much for the Elephants.
Angel Di Maria
A staple in the Argentinian side, and Man of the Match in the Champions League final, it seems incredible that Real Madrid are willing to let him go. But Gunners fans won’t mind. Rated £30million, Arsenal will once again be looking to the Spanish capital for creative talent.
Di Maria has had a quiet start to the tournament so far having very little to do down the left flank against Bosnia, but with Argentina one of the favourites for the tournament, the Emirates could be welcoming a World Cup winner come August.
And Di Maria might not be the only Argentine in Arsene’s little book of signings. The PSG striker looks all set for a move to London after scoring 10 goals beside Zlatan Ibrahimovic last season and could be the perfect fit to boost the team’s attacking prowess.
It could be a much safer option than the proposed move for Mario Balotelli that’s for sure, and his style of play is likely to suit life at the Emirates much more than the controversial Italian.
Arsenal will have to strengthen defensively if they’re going to challenge for the title next season, especially with the departure of Bacary Sagna to Manchester City. Aurier has already starred at the World Cup this summer, claiming two assists , and could provide plenty more for Bony if the two join forces next season.
A £7million price-tag could tempt the Gunners into the 21-year-old, and even Didier Drogba has tipped the Toulouse man to be a star in Britain.