In what could be the clearest indication that Arsene Wenger would remain the boss of Arsenal next season, the Frenchman is close to signing some of his summer targets.
Wenger’s future is currently in doubt, but many insiders believe that he is set to stay.
Reports from the media this morning is claiming that the Gunners boss has set his sight on the signing of Leicester City’s Ryad Mahrez and Middlesbrough’s Ben Gibson. The Gunners are in need of at least one quality player in all positions in their team.
They were very close to signing Mahrez last season, but the former league champions managed to convince the Algerian to remain at the King Power Stadium. But Mahrez, who signed a new deal worth £100,000 per week, is set for a move away and has informed the club of his decision. The club would not stand in his way and have placed a £30 million valuation on him.
Ben Gibson is one of the reasons that relegated Boro conceded fewer goals than Liverpool this season. His stunning campaign saw him earn an England call-up. Boro’s relegation means that he is unlikely going to remain at the Riverside Stadium for long, and the club has valued him at £25 million.