Insider claims Arsenal now ready to spend £50m on striker signing

Arsenal are making moves to sign a top class striker this summer, according to Emanuele Giulianelli

Arsenal are ready to spend up to £60m on signing a new striker in the summer transfer window, according to Italian journalist Emanuele Giulianelli.

The north London side have inevitably been linked with a host of players this summer but have thus far only signed midfielder Granit Xhaka and striker Takuma Asano.

Arsene Wenger appears to have already signalled his intention to bring in a new striker in the summer transfer window with the club’s failed bid to sign Jamie Vardy from Leicester City before Euro 2016.

Now, Italian reporter Giulianelli has claimed that Arsenal chiefs held a meeting this week to plot a bid for a striker as Wenger looks to bolster his attacking options.

Giulianelli goes on the claim that the Gunners have a top target in mind, but that the player’s identity is only known by those high up at the club.

Giulianelli tweeted:

Arsenal finished in second place in the Premier League table last season, 10 points behind surprise champions Leicester City.

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Wenger’s men kick off their Premier League campaign with a home clash against Liverpool on 14 August.

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