Even after Arsenal were humbled by Liverpool at home in the first game of the season, coach Arsene Wenger said that the management were working hard to get one or two more players in.
It’s been a difficult few years for the French manager as his approval ratings fast erode, but Wenger is still optimistic of his young and inexperienced squad. Olympique Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette remains a long term target for the Gunners and there The Guardian reports that there is new evidence that the move will happen as Arsenal need a centre back and a striker badly. Lacazette scored a hat trick against Nancy in the French Ligue 1 in the opening weekend of the season. The player has admitted that if a big money move comes that he could not refuse, he would not.
Another player on Arsenal’s radar is Mario Lemina who’s with Serie A champions Juventus. The player originally belongs to Marseille and the rumoured bid of €16 million from the Premier League giant would likely not be enough. The Bianconeri want at least €4 million more with other clubs like Schalke interested.
Chelsea are also in the same drag for players, with good news looking up as Inter Milan’s Erick Thohir says Croatia midfielder Marcelo Brozovic can move anywhere but to Juventus. Luis Gustavo is on his way to Inter from Wolfsburg, allowing for a change in play so Chelsea ca quickly scoop Brozovic if they want. Also, Chelsea could get a centre back in Nikola Maksimovic as the player’s relationship with his Torino Manager – Sinisa Mihajlovic, has broken down to the extent that the Serbia international returned to his native whilst awaiting a transfer from the club. Mihajlovic blasted the player, saying he showed disrespect to the club and must be punished.