Arsenal Transfer Rumors: 6 Attainable Players on Arsene Wenger's Radar

Peter Webster@@petercwebsterContributor IIIJune 11, 2012

Arsenal Transfer Rumors: 6 Attainable Players on Arsene Wenger's Radar

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    If you can distract yourself from the impressive football at Euro 2012 as it continues to besiege our television sets, you must turn your attention to the latest transfer rumours.

    Arsenal's top-four finish in the English Premier League last season has ensured that the club can still secure top notch signings this summer.

    It can be tough to weed out the idle gossip from real prospects, but I've made an attempt at it for you.

    Here are six attainable players on Arsene Wenger's radar.

Yann M'Vila

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    Given all the gossip and transfer talk, it seems reasonably safe to assume that M'Vila is buyable.

    That is, should the figure be tempting enough for Rennes to accept.

    Barcelona, Inter Milan and Arsenal are reported to be scouting the French youngster, according to Metro, while he's on duty with his national team at Euro 2012.

    It may be that Arsenal have to stretch their budget more than they would like in order to secure the player's services.

Junior Hoilett

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    Arsene Wenger is known to like signing young players, particularly when they come at a bargain price, but he has to strike soon if he expects to sign Junior Hoilett.

    Borussia Monchengladbach are believed to be close to securing his services, according to the Daily Mail, but the Canadian winger seems to fit Arsene Wenger's profiling perfectly. He offers pace, youth, ability and he's affordable.

    It's not too late to get a deal done. 

Lucas Biglia

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    Lucas Biglia has himself claimed that Arsenal are interested in signing him, according to (via Soccernet). If that's the case, the €10 million release clause in his contract shouldn't be much of an obstacle for the Gunners.

    Biglia may not be the most obvious choice among potential signings this summer, but at 26 years of age, he represents good value for money for an Argentinian international.

Alan Dzagoev

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    Alan Dzagoev recently announced himself to the world with his superb display against the Czech Republic at Euro 2012.

    The Russian midfielder is in the final year of his contract with club CSKA Moscow, according to Metro, and has attracted the interest of Arsene Wenger as he seeks a replacement for the outgoing Andrei Arshavin.

    On paper, Dzagoev would fit nicely into the Arsenal team.

Olivier Giroud

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    According to RMC (via, Arsenal have agreed a fee with Montpellier for Olivier Giroud. However, until an announcement by either club is made, it's safe to assume that he is still a work in progress.

    Giroud could be seen as another great striking addition to go alongside Lukas Podolski and Robin Van Persie—or he could be seen as the latter's replacement.

Clint Dempsey

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    Quite where or how Clint Dempsey would fit into the Arsenal system is a tough question to answer, but the fact remains the American had an excellent Premier League season for Fulham in 2011-12.

    Last month, Dempsey told Sports Illustrated (via Metro) that he dreams of playing Champions League football in the future. Meanwhile, Arsenal are in the perfect position to deliver.

    With his contract nearing expiration, Dempsey's figure would be vastly reduced.


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