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Arsenal are reportedly lining up a triple swoop for Mathieu Debuchy, Alexis Sanchez and Lars Bender for around £60m, according to the Telegraph.

Arsene Wenger had been scouring the market for players and acquiring a right-back, a forward and a holding midfielder was his top priority during this summer transfer window.

With the Gunners having lost Bacary Sagna to Manchester City, a top quality experienced right-back was a necessity and it seems like the Frenchman has found his man in compatriot Debuchy of Newcastle United, who has confirmed that he will be joining Arsenal in the summer.

It is also being claimed that the north London club have marched ahead in the race to capture the services of Chilean forward Sanchez after they had their bid of £32m accepted by his current employers, Barcelona.

The Barcelona forward has been subject to interest from Liverpool and Juventus during the summer transfer window, with former hoping to bring him to Anfield as part of the deal that could see Luis Suarez move to Camp Nou.

As these two deals are relatively close to completion, Wenger has switched his attention to finding a long-term replacement for Arsenal's current holding midfielder Mikel Arteta.

The Gunners boss has resurrected his desire to land Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Bender, after failing with a bid last summer. The German midfielder has been on Arsenal's radar for over a year and is Wenger's first choice to play in the holding role in front of his back four.

Bender, who missed the trip to Brazil with Germany after picking up an injury, is a key member of the Leverkusen squad. His club are reluctant to sell the player and the midfielder himself had said that he was happy in Germany.

However, the north London club are hoping that a lucrative contract and the lure of playing in the Champions League will tempt the player to make the Emirates stadium his new home.

Arsenal, who have lagged behind in the transfer window compared to their Premier League rivals, could make a statement by pulling off this mega deal.