Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is according to the Sunday Mirror ready to start spending the cash he has been given for new players this coming week in a multi-million pound spree which will see the Gunners assemble a squad capable of winning the Premiership title.
The 64-year-old Frenchman is due to remain in Brazil until after next Sundays World Cup final due to commitments with French television, but is said to have given chief executive Ivan Gazidis a list of targets he would like to see come to the Emirates including either Real Madrid’s Sami Khedira or Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin.
The Gunners received some encouragement from Schneiderlin when the French international said: “We have a lot of money coming in to the club and now it is up to the board to spend this money. I have seen how many players left the club. It is the club’s choice and I have nothing to say about their choice.”
Asked about new manager Ronald Koeman, the Southampton star replied: “Yes he called me about a week ago, but what was said will stay between us.
“He wants me to stay and we’ll see. I don’t know yet. I still have three years’ contract at Southampton. Nothing has happened, I am going to relax and go on holiday and we will see.”
Meanwhile Khedira has been instrumental in helping Germany to the World Cup semi-finals where they will take on Brazil and remains Wenger’s first choice to strengthen the Gunners midfield.