Arsenal ready to bid £25m for striker


Arsenal fans are still getting over Saturday’s demoralising opening day defeat to Aston Villa when news emerges from The Express that Arsene Wenger is lining up a £25million offer for Swansea City striker Michu.

Wenger has come under increasing pressure to spend money in the transfer market after a poor display which highlighted a lack of depth in his current squad.

Now the French boss could be ready to test the resolve of the Welsh side by tabling a £25m offer for the Spanish sensation who the Swans signed for only £2.2m last summer.

Michu hit a mightily impressive 18 Premier League goals last term for Michael Laudrup’s side and the Jacks would loath to lose the former Rayo Vallecano man before the end of the transfer window. However, chairman Huw Jenkins may decide to cash-in on the striker for such a large transfer figure.

Wenger insists the club are working around the clock to recruit new members of his team and reports in the tavern suggest that a bid for Newcastle’s Yohan Cabaye has also been submitted today while speculation is building about other possible targets.

“We are in the market, everybody knows we are ready to buy players, but until we buy players we have to win football games and it’s not an excuse not to win the game,” he said.

“We are there to spend money. People say: ‘Buy players, buy players, buy players’. But who? We analyse every single player in the world and work 24 hours a day for that. We are serious about it. Until we buy players we have to win football games.”

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