Arsenal are exploring several transfer target in current summer transfer window, with Mikel Arteta and club technical director Edu Gasper keen on strengthen their squad despite they will be without European football next season.
The Gunners are trying to put behind a dismal season with strong activity in the transfer market this summer and it’s been claimed that Edu and Arteta are submitted their transfer plans to the board and the club are making moves ahead of schedule to try and tie down players.
It is understood that Mikel Arteta and Gunners chief are looking to strengthen in as many as five positions this summer in a bid to get the club challenging higher up the table next season.
The Gunners have been linked with a brand new pair of full-backs, another central defender, a midfield partner for Thomas Partey, a creative midfielder and a forward.
Heading into the summer’s window, here is the Gunners’ best lineup for the 2021/22 season and the five transfers Mikel Arteta and Edu Gasper must complete to bringing in glory back to Emirates.
Sportarena understand that Arsenal are open to sell Bernd Leno following a disappointing campaign and reports by Dutch outlet NOS and further updates by expert journalist Fabrizio Romano claim that Andre Onana could join the London club this summer after his ban reduced to next month.
The Gunners could sign the Cameroon shot-stopper between £5million and £8m, and could available to train with his new club from September before play competitively again in November.
Andre Onana is expected to take Leno’s place in goal behind a new-look defence that including Ben White to partner Gabriel Magalhaes at the hearts of Arsenal defensive unit.
White has been heavily linked with a move to Emirates stadium in recent weeks and Arsenal have already submitted an offered of £40million for Englishman but rejected by Brighton.
Arsenal, meanwhile, ready to submit improved bid for England international, who establish himself as one of best defender in the Premier League.
Kieran Tierney is clearly the undisputed left-back option, but he could have a fresh face on the opposite flank with Tariq Lamptey tipped as a potential replacement for Hector Bellerin, who expected to leave the club in current summer transfer window.
The young right-back made the switch from West London to the South Coast in January 2020 for just shy of £3million and has been impressed during his time with Brighton.
Lamptey has has made 19 appearances in the Premier League and has recorded five goal involvements during that time.
Reinforcement of middle of the park are Arsenal priority this summer, as a result of that, there could be a significant addition to midfield options ahead of next campaign.
Yves Bissouma has been identified as a long-term partner for Thomas Partey, who has endured a mixed season since joining from Atletico Madrid in last summer’s transfer window.
The Mali box-to-box midfielder has been establish himself as one of the best young midfielder in Premier League and report by Daily Star claim Gunners have believed they’re confident of bringing in to Emirates stadium in a region of £35million this summer.
With the potential arrived of Carlos Ancelotti to Santiago Bernabeu, it’s look that Martin Odegaard heading to Emirates stadium next season remains doubt.
As a result of that, Mikel Arteta’s recruitment team searching for alternative and they have already lost out Aston Villa in their chase for Norwich playmaker Emiliano Buendia.
The Gunners have a list of players suited for that position, and Leicester’s James Maddison features on top but reports Leicester Mercury, claim the Englishman will not come cheap, as the Foxes seek top value for their asset.
The attacking midfielder, who has been consistent since joining the Foxes in 2018, established himself as one best of best midfielder in the Premier League.
Despite suffered serious injury earlier of this year, the Englishman ended last campaign with eight goals and seven assists, and reports by Daily Mail claim the Mikel Arteta’s recruitment team prepared to submit an offer of £60million for the the 24-year-old attacker.
Meanwhile, reports by TheAFCBell claim James Maddison’s camp are interested in move to Emirates this summer if a suitable offer arrived.
Arsenal on the other hand, confident of secure the signature of the 24-year-old midfielder, and Maddison, who interested in move Emirates this summer, expected to lead No. 10 role next season in Arteta’s attacking options next season.
The attacking midfielder could provide quality in term created big chances, complete more through balls and passes in the final third.
Nicolas Pepe could take up a place on the left of the attack after produced sensational performances towards the end of last campaign while Bukayo Saka could be on the right-wing flank and finally Aubameyang could lead the front line-up again next season.
Possible Arsenal XI: Onana; Lamptey, White, Gabriel, Tierney; Partey, Bissouma, Maddison; Saka, Nicolas Pepe; Aubameyang.