Arsene Wenger’s recent strides in the transfer window has left his critiques leaking their lips but the close of the transfer window is far away, so the French tactician will go another better than he has done so far.
The Gunners confirmed the signing of Alexandre Lacazette on Wednesday but a deal for Sead Kolasinac had preceded the French’s, leaving us with two new players.
The key area identified by Wenger as his team’s weakest point was his attack and according to the Express, Arsenal have made a second bid for former Chelsea star and Columbia international Juan Cuadrado.
Cuadrado came-off the 2014 World Cup in Brazil on a high and he was signed on by Chelsea. Sadly, he didn’t adapt to the rigours of the Premier League and failed to replicate his form for Country. The 29-year-old was eventually sent on loan with the Old Lady but he impressed with them for two-season and earned for himself a permanent deal.
Wenger, whose hands are itching to spend in the transfer window have been an admirer of Cuadrado. A radio Station in Columbia RCN made claims that Wenger has returned with an £22m bid for the winger. The Sun had reported previously that Arsenal first bid was rebuffed by the Scudetto holders – we are made to understand that the Old Lady are holding out for £26.3m for the South-American star.
Arsenal are also interested in signing Riyad Mahrez. I would have preferred a deal for the aforementioned Algerian than Cuadrado who was a flop at Chelsea. Mahrez knows the Premier League and he will have no need of adapting to English football.