Simeone brings in three new players
Sami Khedira, one of the new recruits
New Arsenal manager, Diego Simeone, has announced three new signings for the upcoming season. First, Sami Khedira arrives from Real Madrid for £14,000,000. Second signing is Neven Subotic, who arrives from Borussia Dortmund for £10,000,000. The last and most expensive signing of the bunch is Lorenzo Insigne, who formerly played for Napoli and arrives at the Emirates for £15,000,000.
After the selling of Thomas Vermaelen, Arsenal have been lacking in the centre of defence. Luckily for them, Simeone was able to get a talented replacement in quickly. Neven Subotic brings in some much needed depth in the defence of the Gunners and at 24 years old, he still has time to grow and hone his skills. The 24 year old was at his former club, Borussia Dortmund for five seasons and made 148 caps, winning the DFB-Pokal in 2012 and the Bundesliga in 2011 and 2012.
"Neven [Subotic] is someone that we were very interested in from the start and we are delighted that we could add him to the team," Bould explained to media. "His tackling, marking and heading skills are second to none and there isn't much more you can ask for in a 24 year old."
Sami Khedira is a player that has been linked to Arsenal for a while and will definately be a key figure in Arsenal's ranks. The German midfielder has spent the last three seasons at Spanish giants, Real Madrid. He signed a lucrative 5-year deal where he will reportedly be earning around £100k per week.
"Khedira is a massive singing for the team as he is extremely talented. Sami has the room to grow but at 26 years old, he can bring a lot of experience to the midfield. His determination and work rate will hopefully see him rise above the rest and become a key player in the ranks."
The final signing is the young stallion, Lorenzo Insigne. At 22 years old, the Italian has a bright future ahead of him and one day he may become one of the worlds elite. Insigne has signed a 5 year deal at Arsenal which will see him earn just over 40k per week.
"At Arsenal we are delighted to welcome Lorenzo Insigne to the club. Lorenzo [Inisgne] is one of the hottest prospects in all of Italy and it is excellent that he is now at the Emirates. Let me be the first to say, Welcome to England and the Emirates, Lorenzo!"
After spending a total of almost £40,000,000, Diego Simeone has definately shown he is not afraid to splash the cash. Buying players is only half the battle however. The Community Shield match against Manchester City is on the horizon and it is all up to Simeone to get his players to work as a unit.