Arsenal are set to hire Mikel Arteta in the coming weeks as Wenger’s replacement, based on reports emanating from North London.
The Spaniard has emerged the perfect candidate for the Gunners coaching job ahead of well-established managers including Carlo Ancelotti, Luis Enrique and Maximiliano Allegri.
Despite winning the race for the job, Arteta would need to wait until the Gunners make some signings before being officially confirmed as the next manager.
The Gunners sporting director Sven Mislintant is ready to spend £75m on three players whom he believe would help the young manager in his bid to achieve greatness in the next season.
According to the Sun, Mislintant is ready to offer a £15m offer for Borussia Dortmund’s full-back Sokratis Papastathopoulos who has a year left on his contract with the Bundesliga giants.
Freiburg’s full-back Caglar Soyuncu is another player who is heavily linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium in the summer.
The Turkish defender is currently valued at £35m by the Bundesliga side and Mislintant is ready to meet his price tag so as to beat Roma and Manchester City to his signature in the summer.
Mislintat is also aiming to capture Bayer Leverkusen netminder Bernd Leno as the replacement for Petr Cech, who had a poor season.
The £25m-rated goaltender is reportedly hoping to make his Arsenal dream come true in the upcoming season, but his German side could be a stumbling block on his way to achieving his longtime dream.