If Arsene Wenger ever thought the Arsenal squad needs overhauling, the time is now. Although Gunner fans may argue that with the suspended players back, the diabolical Arsenal performance may well be considered an anomaly in the days to come, Wenger surely needs to add a few players to the squad for first team action.
Here I have summarized some names of which some reports claim as many as 4 players could sign for the London club on or before the deadline day.
First, the obvious. When Owen Coyle signed David Wheater from Middlesborough, it was widely claimed that Gary Cahill's time at the Reebok was very much drawing to a close. However, to which club he would go remained a question with all the top six clubs seemingly interested in the player.
Now as the summer transfer window draws to a close, it seems very apparent that Arsenal are the only club willing to match Bolton's valuation for the player, so a $17 million GBP transfer on deadline day seems very much on. Going by the defensive problems Wenger has had in the absence of Vermaelen, it's one they just need badly.
Why Arsene Wenger is interested in the South Korean captain is baffling. Well, Young may have had a decent time at Monaco, but I think Wenger is signing him to have a better squad. In other words, he could well be signing Young to strengthen the bench. Maybe, buying him form under Lille's nose wasn't exactly gentlemanly, the signing could lead to better marketing of the club in Asian markets where the premier league has a huge fan following.
Being, 26, Park could also add some much needed experience to the squad when they need it.
Although most Arsenal fans may not be happy with Arsenal's interest in the Israeli and ex-Liverpool player, Yossi Benayoun is a creative player and has a calm head. He is also tested at the Champions League and Premier League level.
Wenger has already blooded his team with young players and sometimes that can lead to undesirable exuberance leading to silly cards and suspensions as Wenger's players have found in recent times—maybe that is the main reason why Wenger wants a tested Premier League player for the job. Also with the probability of Chelsea signing Modric on all-time high, Yossi may be considered surplus to Chelsea's needs and may cost Wenger nothing substantial, yet letting him strengthen his midfield.
Although rumors of several suitors have emerged lately in the trasfer market for Yossi, it is widely considered that if he is not considered as part of the Modric deal, and Wenger could prise the player to the Emirates easily.
Although rumors are abound that Arsenal's initial bid for Yann M'Villa of about $22 million has been rejected by Rennes, Wenger seems adamant to buy the French midfielder.
Yann M'Villa has already been linked with a lot of clubs because of his extraordinary talent. Still very young, the player has all the ingredients in him to be a top player for any top club in the world and going by Wenger's obsession with French players, the interest in M'Villa was only a matter of time.
However, the late bid for the player may cause a concern for Rennes, who really don't have any time on hand to replace their star performer. Arsene Wenger and Arsenal have some real convincing to do late in the transfer window to add a real class act to their squad.
Wenger is also apparently considering bid for Marvin Martin from Sochaux, just in case the bid for Yann M'Villa falls through.
Highly regarded as a creative play-making midfielder, Martin has often been described as a player with "very good technique on the ball" and "excellent vision". In fact, so impressed are people by his displays that he is often also referred to as "Litttle Xavi" in respect to the famous Barcelona and Spanish player.
With his great performances in midfield throughout the league campaign, Martin was one of four players nominated for the UNFP Young Player of the Year, along with Mamadou Sakho (another rumored Arsenal target in recent months), Yann M'Villa and Andre Ayew.
The player has already played three games for France and scored two goals.
The 23-year-old, Ligue 1 player has thus received rave reviews for his performances for quite some time now. He could be a very good buy for Arsenal if they can get him, especially because of the combination of youth and experience in the player.
Although the deals seems to be very close to a completion, Wenger's choice for the 28 year old has not exactly received rave reviews at various sections.
With the departure of Armand Traore to QPR looking imminent, Wenger has moved fast to secure the signing of the Fenerbahce left back to cover that position.
Fenerbahce have already revealed at their stock exchange that the player is already in talks with a 'foreign club' .