Arsenal should go all out to sign Juan Mata – Get him Wenger!

There are reports coming in today that new Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho may be willing to sell Juan Mata and Barcelona have emerged as early contenders for his signature. Such a player being available is too good an opportunity to miss out on which is why I think Arsene Wenger should make a shock move to bring Mata to the Emirates.

Such a transfer would be a great victory for the club but the transfer record may have to be smashed for him. With the club having around £70 Million to spend, a good chunk of that could be used to prise Mata to the club along with a couple of others like Gonzalo Higuain.

The first issue with signing Mata is where he would play. He plays in similar positions to Santi Cazorla which means his best position is attacking midfield or just behind the striker. Like Cazorla he can play on either wing when required because of his pace and technical ability. However Mata can play as the lone striker if needed which he did at Valencia before the arrival of Roberto Soldado. Mata has not played as the central striker since then but he was very prolific when he did.

He could be used in any of these positions and he would be deadly in every single one of them without a doubt.
Some people may be thinking that we have enough players here and we need proper strikers and defenders and a defensive midfielder, but it is very rare that the chance to sign somebody as good as Mata comes along.

Mata would probably be the club’s biggest transfer in years and would put the criticisms about Arsenal being too cheap to bed. The fact that the club does not spend over £15million on individual players any more is one of the major concerns at the club and by signing Mata, the club can only grow and begin challenging for titles again.

If there is any slight chance of signing him, Wenger should break the bank and get him at all costs because he can take the club to the next level.

Should the manager look to Mata to bring the club future glory?

France’s top goalkeeper makes himself available – Should Arsenal make a bid?

Arsenal might revive their interest in Lyon and France’s national team goalkeeper Hugo Lloris now that the 25-year-old has admitted his interest in making a switch from the French Ligue 1.

The Gunners are in big need of a goalkeeper because of Fabianski’s leave, and Wenger is highly likely to bring a top notch goalkeeper who can either take Szczesny’s place or make him fight for his first team spot as hard as he can.

Lyon’s chairman Jean-Michel Aulas has admitted speaking to Lloris and deciding to let him go if an offer from a big European club came along, and as things stand at the moment this seems like a match made in heaven.

“I met him before he left for the French team. He told me if there is a proposition from a great European club, he could be tempted to go,” Aulas explained.

“However, I don’t think there is such an offer so far. The big European sides all have quality keepers.”

Arsene Wenger was interested in Lloris a few years back before Szczesny made the breakthrough into the first XI at Arsenal, and given the manager’s affinity to top French players, the switch is highly likely to occur.

Should Wenger go for him?