Having suffered a frustrating end of season, in which only a final day victory saw them cement a second placed finish in the Premier League, Arsene Wenger looks set for a busy summer as he looks to turn his side into title contenders come next season. Following the arrival of midfielder Granit Xhaka from German Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach for a reported £30million, Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy is set to be the next newcomer at the Emirates Stadium. Having continued his dramatic rise to stardom by leading his side to Premier League glory, Arsenal have now triggered a release clause in the England man’s contract, and will now discuss terms with the former Fleetwood Town striker before finalising a deal.
With Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho joining Manchester rivals City and United respectively for the new season, Wenger seems determined to add to his team’s strength in depth, in order to contend with a heightened challenge from elsewhere next season. Despite coming in second place last time around, a ten-point deficit to winners Leicester further highlighted Arsenal’s shortcomings, in a season which should surely have been the Gunners first title victory since 2004. With the coming campaign looking likely to be one of the most competitive in recent Premier League history, why not place your bets on your favourite team using the calculator at Bookmakers.com, supplied by Bell Internet Limited.
Keeping hold of Hector Bellerin could well be one of Wengers’ biggest challenges during the off season, as the defender who was among the standout performers for the Gunners this year, continues to be linked with a move to Barcelona and Manchester City. Bellerin is part of the Spain squad for the upcoming European Championships in France this summer, and will be hoping to help his side to successfully defend their title from four years ago. Use the betting calculator from Bell Internet to locate the best odds for the tournament starting later on this week.
With Danny Welbeck a long term injury issue for Arsene Wenger, the arrival of Vardy would certainly offer a more potent goal threat for the Gunners, with Olivier Giroud struggling for large periods of the season. Vardy finished with 24 league goals, just one behind Tottenham’s Harry Kane in the standings.