Although Arsenal’s starting 11 is world class with the addition of Ozil but their squad still have a lot of amendments to do. For example they lacked depth and still can’t be termed as title favorites until they land a Right Back, Goal Keeper, Center Back and a striker. With an injury to any of Koscielny and Mertasacker, Arsenal’s back four will be exposed with Vermaeln out of his usual best since last year.
Arsene Wenger was handed a £70m transfer budget at the beginning of the last transfer window, but the manager failed to spend all the money given to him by the board in the summer months, parting with cash only for Real Madrid midfielder Mesut Ozil.
Interestingly now the reports have since suggested that Arsene Wenger is ready to meet the asking of Kyraokias Papadopoulous who was not only linked to Liverpool but Manchester United also. And now the Express are reporting that Arsenal are willing to pay Schalke’s asking price to part with one of their top defenders, with the Greece international set to cost the Gunners around £11m.
Papadopoulos joined Schalke from Olympiacos in 2010 and has since become an integral part of the team and their push for Champions League and Bundesliga success.