Arsenal eyeing ‘two more signings’ as Merson details private Edu chat | Football | Sport


Paul Merson has confirmed that Arsenal are looking to bring in at least ‘two more players’ this summer, after revealing a private chat with transfer chief Edu. The Gunners have already made four signings this summer, but it looks as though their business is far from being done just yet.

Arsenal were the Premier League’s biggest spenders last summer, and it looks like they could start the new season with that tag to their name again.

So far, Arsenal have spent a combined £80million on Marquinhos, Matt Turner, Fabio Vieira and Gabriel Jesus, but with ‘at least two more signings’ being targeted, that figure could rise significantly. It’s not quite the £150m that was spent last summer, but after a dry January and then missing out on top four, it was an investment that was needed.

Arsenal have been linked with the likes of Raphinha, Lisandro Martinez, Youri Tielemans and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic on top of the acquisitions they have already made. And Edu’s intentions as stated by Merson will be exciting the Arsenal fans even more.

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Unfortunately, Merson didn’t crumble under the pressure when being asked what names had been mentioned, as he explained: “I was told that in confidence so I can’t reveal that I’m afraid.” But the excited look on his face said enough, as it doesn’t look like the Gunners are pursuing targets that aren’t considered to be elite talent.

Arsenal have reportedly made formal bids for Martinez, Raphinha and Milinkovic-Savic, although all three have been rejected thus far. They’re expected to return with improved offers, and a bid for Leicester’s Tielemans is also expected as the Belgian is entering the final year of his contract, so could be bought for a bargain fee.

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