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“Spend, spend, spend” has been the fans’ motto directed toward Arsene Wenger and the board during games at the Emirates.

And why? Well they were promised a lucrative transfer pot at the start of the summer and as of yet haven’t touched it- Mathieu Flamini and Yaya Sanogo have both come in on Bosman’s.

In addition, they have seen their fiercest local rivals Chelsea and Tottenham spend significantly on replenishing their squad ahead of this season.

And even if the Gunners cannot dwarf the 100 million spent by Tottenham, fans would like to see some serious cash being spent in order for top quality talent to be tempted to the Emirates having missed out on Gonzalo Higuain.

Time is running out however and Wenger faces the wrath of fans every time they lose for not being able to open the chequebook before tomorrow’s 11pm deadline

So, if Wenger doesn’t want to face this and endanger Arsenal’s season by idling away in the window and not being able to grab the talent that can help to maintain their record of being in the Champions League places ever since Wenger’s first full season in 1997-98.

Here we suggest 5 dream deadline day deals Arsenal must make.

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Arsenal have been linked with a series of midfielders this summer, as manager Arsene Wenger seeks to improve upon arguably one of the weakest areas of his side at present – defensive-midfield.

It has been a long time since the Gunners had a take-no-nonsense midfield enforcer in the mould of Patrick Vieira – club captain and, more importantly, leader – both on and off the pitch.

There is an argument that Alexander Song quite ably filled the role of defensive midfield quite ably, and in truth, the Cameroonian’s departure for Barcelona last summer has left something of a hole in Arsenal’s engine room that has still yet to be filled.

The likes of Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Jack Wilshere are all well and good, but the Gunners have too many quick and nimble midfielders and not enough steel.

Wenger has been looking into buying Bayern Munich’s Luiz Gustavo this summer, and the defensive midfielder would have been a terrific addition at Emirates Stadium – but it looks like he’s going to Wolfsburg.

And that leaves Wenger with a dilemma. The pressure is mounting now for him to make at least one noteworthy signing in the summer transfer market before the window slams shut on September 2 – particularly in midfield.

Here, we examine 5 Midfielders Arsene Wenger Must Sign.

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is considering a summer transfer move for unsettled Barcelona stopper Victor Valdes, according to a report in The Sun.

They claim Barca have agreed to allow the Spain international to leave the Nou Camp a year early from his contract expiring – providing a club will offer 10 million.

Valdes, 31, who was born in Barcelona and has only ever played for the Catalan giants, has declared his intention to experience a “different culture” – and rumours are he is desperate to ply his trade in the English Premier League. The Gunners however might be resultant to match or better the goalkeeper’s current 120,000-a-week wage.

It is reported that Wenger is desperate to snatch a world-class keeper for his Emirates side as he’s not fully confident on Wojciech Szczesny, Vito Mannone and Lukasz Fabianski being the long-term option and he tried in vain to sign Liverpool number one Pepe Reina last year.

Valdes has played over 350 times in La Liga for Barcelona, dominating the gloves at one of the biggest clubs in the world for a decade now. He has won five league medals, two Copa Del Rey’s and the Champions League three times during his time at Barcelona, though his international career has been restricted due to the longevity of Ilker Casillas at Real Madrid.

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