Arsenal keen to activate release clauses of star duo

Arsenal have reportedly pinpointed two early summer transfer window goals at a combined cost of £25million in spite of their ongoing search for a new boss.

According to the Daily Mirror, Arsenal are keen to land Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno, who has a £22m release clause, while Jonny Evans can also depart from West Brom for just £3m (release clause) following club’s relegation from the Premier League.

This looks stunning potential business if the Gunners can pull it off, with both players definite to improve on the club’s current alternatives at the back.

And in this current market, £25m for two elite defensive players is an absolute bargain, with the Gunners’ woeful defensive displays this season a massive cause for concern.

The Daily Mirror also reports of the underway pursuit of the likes of Leonardo Jardim or Mikel Arteta as their next manager to substitute Arsene Wenger, but that doesn’t mean the Gunners aren’t looking at new signings as well.

Regardless of who comes in to replace Arsene will surely need a better playing squad to work with than this present-day crop, with Leno a perfect upgrade on the ageing and off-form Petr Cech, while Jonny would undoubtedly be a safer bet at the back than Albanian-German Shkodran Mustafi, whom the Daily Mirror report could be sold.