Arsenal are planning a move for Ecuadorian winger Jefferson Montero, should they fail in their attempt to sign any big names this summer. The Mirror reports that Cardiff City are also interested but have been told that the 24-year-old is Emirates bound.
The Gunners have been linked with moves for Angel Di Maria, Juan Mata and Julian Draxler, but no deal has been done, and Arsene Wenger has earmarked the Ecuador international as an emergency option come deadline day. The winger plays for Mexican club Morelia where he has scored three goals and assisted two this season. He previously played for Villarreal, from where he was sent on loan to Levante and Real Betis.
The Gunners have been extremely quiet thus far in the window and will be looking to scoop some major signings before the transfer window closes on Monday night. However, along with the big names, the likes of Salomon Kalou have also been kept on the list with the Gunners in the market for a striker to assist Olivier Giroud, who is currently the lone man up front. The north London club have failed in their pursuit to land Luis Suarez and Gonzalo Higuain this summer and are looking unlikely to agree terms with Karim Benzema who is negotiating a new contract with Madrid, according to his agent.
Carl Jenkinson on Tottenham
Arsenal will take on Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates stadium on Sunday as they look to stamp their authority in the league as title contenders. A loss here will could lead to a major outcry, especially given the contrast in transfer activity between the two rivals. Defender Carl Jenkinson is aware of the enormity of the game and insists that the Gunners need to be up for it to satisfy their fans.
"The boys need to be aware of what it means to the fans. I don't think that will be an issue at the weekend. Everyone will be more than up for it and we just want to keep playing how we've been playing. I remember Thierry's mazy run to score his goal against them. Most of my memories are of victories, which is nice. We respect Tottenham. They are a good side and they have signed some good players so we'll treat them with the utmost respect," Jenkinson told www.arsenal.com.