Arsenal plot £250m spree on five players

Arsenal have been linked with a mega-money spending spree.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and Gerard Houllier in the stands

According to The Star, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is plotting a £250 million spree to bring Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Marco Reus, Aymeric Laporte, N'Golo Kante and David Alaba to the Emirates Stadium this summer.

With Pep Guardiola taking over at Manchester City and Jose Mourinho returning to English football with Manchester United, the 2016-17 Premier League has the potential to be one of the toughest seasons in the tournament's history.

With Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and, of course, champions Leicester City also in the mix, competition for the title will be as fierce as ever next term.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

If Arsenal weren't well equipped to win it last season - and they weren't, finishing 10 points behind Leicester in second - then without reinforcements they will surely miss out again next time around.

But The Star reports that Wenger has earmarked those five superstars in an effort to compete with the likes of City and United, with the report adding that Borussia Dortmund have slapped a £60 million price tag on Marco Reus.

Borussia Dortmund's Marco Reus celebrates scoring their third goal

It could well be Wenger's final season in charge of the club, with the 66-year-old - whose 20-year anniverseray is in September - out of contract next summer.

If true, this could be the Frenchman's last hurrah as far as adding to his three league titles go - the last of which came way back in 2004.

Borussia Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scores their second goal

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