Gary Lineker: With these players, Arsenal could win Premier League

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Tottenham Hotspur legend and BBC pundit believes Arsene Wenger will make Gunners serious contenders with three acquisitions.

Above, creative forward Alexis Sanchez tussles with defensive midfielder Sami Khedira in front of goalkeeper Victor Valdes.

The shot was only captured last season, during one of the el Clasicos, yet if Arsenal are to realise their transfer market ambitions this summer then the Barcelona and Real Madrid rivals will not be competing against each other in La Liga, but with each other in the Premier League.

Currently in London, Sanchez has already reportedly undergone a medical examination while Barcelona had to pull an announcement on their website that the deal had been confirmed.

It is a foregone conclusion that the Chilean sensation will be a Gunner by the time the domestic campaign kicks-off in England, yet there are question marks over who will be joining the attacker at the Emirates Stadium.

Newcastle United right back Mathieu Debuchy is just one player seemingly destined for North London, while there is credence in the speculation linking Real and Germany enforcer Sami Khedira with a move to N5 despite reports earlier this week suggesting Wenger was instead going to turn to Lars Bender.

Should Wenger complete all three deals then they become legitimate Premier League title challengers, according to Tottenham Hotspur legend and Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker.

Perhaps the most telling point of Lineker's statement, is the revelation that "Khedira is possible".

It was common media knowledge that Arsenal's upper brass had engaged in positive negotiations with both Sanchez and Debuchy, but there was an air of mystery over Khedira, who was instrumental in Germany's 7-1 humiliation of Brazil in a historic World Cup semifinal this week.

The combined purchases of the targeted trio could cost Arsenal £62 million - a rather modest sum for three very good players.

But is it really enough to challenge, or win, the Premier League title? This question was answered in a previous statistical data study published by HITC: Sport last week.

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