Arsenal are considering to bring in yet another Frenchman – Newcastle’s Hatem Ben Arfa.
Gunners boss is said to be ready to spend the transfer warchest he has been handed in order to strengthen his squad in pursuit of a top four finish and the coveted Champions League berth that is considered the very least Wenger must garner from the current campaign.
Alan Pardew has seen Demba Ba leave for Chelsea and now has to deal with the fact that his club captain, Fabricio Coloccini wants to return to his native Argentina.
This may leave Ben Arfa considering his options, not least because the St James’ Park side have had a poor season and are in something of a relegation fight following a shocking run of form.
Wenger is apparently ready to invest as much as £16m in a bid to land the former Marseille man, who has long been linked with interest from the Emirates Stadium side.