Arsenal targeting Premier League wonderkids, as part of four January deals

Gunners planning New Year spending spree. Arsenal have been regularly scouting Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling and Southampton left-back Luke Shaw as […]

Gunners planning New Year spending spree.

Arsenal have been regularly scouting Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling and Southampton left-back Luke Shaw as Arsène Wenger prepares an overhaul to his squad in 2013.

Sterling and Shaw are both still only 17 but have established themselves in the Premier League this season, with Wenger understood to be hugely impressed by their progress.

It is also understood that Arsenal are seriously considering a January bid for Asmir Begovic even after Peter Coates, the Stoke City chairman, warned that they would reject all offers for their goalkeeper.

The striker position remains Arsenal’s priority in January, with an offer of around £6million expected for Schalke’s Klaas-Jan Huntelaar. Newcastle United’s Demba Ba is also an option.

SOURCE: Telegraph

Shaw is one of the Premier League’s most promising defenders and the left-back is already being earmarked as a long-term replacement for Ashley Cole for England, with Chelsea also keen to recruit the 17-year-old.

Arsenal tickets

 

Shaw has naturally drawn comparisons with former Saints star Gareth Bale but, unlike the Welshman, he has shown the defensive maturity to suggest he will remain at full-back rather than convert to a flying winger.

Sterling, meanwhile, has burst onto the scene with Liverpool and England this season and is already one of the most exciting players in the Premier League. The London-born winger is progressing brilliantly at Anfield but is reportedly homesick and interested in returning to the Capital.

The former QPR youngster is also stalling over a new deal at Anfield, which may give Wenger more reason to believe a hefty bid will be accepted by Liverpool, particularly if contract-rebel Theo Walcott is used as bait.

Huntelaar, meanwhile, is a lethal goalscorer would should be available on the cheap in January, with his Schalke deal set to expire in June. Arsenal’s cause has been aided by the fact that the Bundesliga giants sacked boss Hubb Stevens over the weekend.

Begovic is a fine ‘keeper, who has outgrown boring draw-specialists Stoke.

Download the free fanatix app now for iPhone: Sport news, social features and more!


Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr:

Tumblr Twitter Facebook

Related Stories

Emirates Stadium receives visual confirmation of cup win. SEE ALSO: Top 100 players in the world. Arsenal fans at the […]

(Image) Arsenal Fans Can Celebrate As FA Cup Finally Added To Emirates Stadium Board

Watch Gunners boss troll the England legend… SEE ALSO: Arturo Vidal spotted at Manchester United ahead of transfer! Watch Arsene […]

Hilarious! Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger mocks Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard!

United to unveil three superb signings in the next few days. SEE ALSO: Arturo Vidal spotted at Manchester United ahead of […]

Manchester United close in on Arsenal target as part of £84m triple swoop

Chilean superstar could make debut at Emirates Cup… SEE MORE: Top 10 most expensive players of all time Arsenal’s £35m […]

(Images) First images of Alexis Sanchez training for Arsenal released

Gunners boss confirms more new faces are on the way. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has admitted that he is far […]

Arsene Wenger Admits More Signings Are On Their Way To Arsenal

Wenger confirms Belgian may make an exit. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger confirmed on Friday that club captain Thomas Vermaelen could […]

Arsene Wenger Admits Arsenal Skipper Thomas Vermalen Could Leave

Wenger speaks about rumoured interest in World Cup star. SEE MORE: All 20 Premier League Clubs Ranked By The Star […]

Arsenal boss responds to rumours on impending £16m signing

Gunners boss keeps quiet over Madrid midfielder. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger refused to discuss the possibility of signing Real Madrid […]

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger refuses to talk about Sami Khedira at Emirates Cup press conference

Gunners hope to beat Spurs to midfielder signing. SEE ALSO: The 20 Best Managers In Europe Arsenal still hold out […]

Arsenal hold talks with Tottenham target over summer move

Our take on why the Gunners might miss out in 2014/15. SEE MORE: All 20 Premier League Clubs Ranked By […]

Five reasons why Arsenal won’t win the Premier League