Arsenal are exploring several transfer target this summer, with Mikel Arteta and club technical director Edu Gasper keep on strengthen their squad following a disappointing campaign.
The Gunners failed to qualifying for European football for upcoming season after finished eight position on league standings in 2020/21 campaign despite the potential arrival of Thomas Partey, Willian and Gabriel Magalheas last summer.
The north London club have already put dismal season behind with strong activity in the transfer market this summer, with three major signing as Mikel Arteta eager to getting his team back into top-four challenges next season.
Nuno Tavares signed from Benfica to provide cover as well as competitions to Kieran Tierney at left-back, while Albert Sambi Lokonga, who joined the London club from Anderlecht, will bolster Mikel Arteta’s options in central midfield.
Ben White become Arsenal’s third summer signing after completing a sensational £50million move from Brighton on Friday afternoon. Meanwhile, Mikel Arteta still want to sign goalkeeper, creative midfielder, right-back and a centre-forward before end of this summer.
According to several British media including The Athletic and Telegraph, Mikel Arteta has already identified the primary targets for the position were mentioned above.
Here at Sportarena were bring the Gunners’ best lineup for the 2021/22 season in case Mikel Arteta and Edu Gasper successful completed the signing of their remaining transfer target.
Starting from goalpost, Aaron Ramsdale has been reportedly main target for the Gunners and have already lodged two bids for the Englishman but not successful.
Third bid believed should be convinced Sheffield United to allow the 23-year-old shot-stopper join the Gunners and should he completing his move to Emirates there’s possiblities for him to take Leno’s place in goal behind a new-look defence that mark Ben White to partner Gabriel Magalhaes at the hearts of Arsenal defensive unit.
Kieran Tierney is clearly the undisputed left-back option, but he could have a fresh face on the opposite flank with Calum Chambers tipped as a potential replacement for Hector Bellerin, who expected to leave the club for Inter this summer.
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.
Albert Sambi Lokonga, who become Arsenal’s second summer signing expected to partner Thomas Partey in middle of park.
The Belgian U21 has already showcased some real of good midfielder in Arsenal last two games and is expected to deliver another eye-catching performances against Chelsea this weekend, to show he really capable to partner Partey in Mikel Arteta’s midfield options.
Concerning the playmaker, James Maddison appeared to be No. 1 target and report by AFCBELL, who delivered accurate information regarding the situation of Thomas Partey proposed switch to Emirates last summer, confirmed Mikel Arteta’s side held talks with Leicester in order to sign the playmaker this summer.
The Foxes playmaker certainly fits the profile of the attacker Mikel Arteta seeks, as he can play in a No.10 role while also being equally comfortable as an attacking No.8 or even out wide.
Additionally, the England international has showcased his quality in an attack-minded Leicester side over the last few seasons and has plenty of experience.
In case if Arsenal successful secure the signature of the playmaker, is expected to lead Mikel Arteta’s side No. 10 role next season and provide quality in term created big chances, complete more through balls and passes in the final third.
Emile Smith-Rowe, who penning a long-term contract extension with the London club, expected to exchange wide position alongside James Maddison, who also of play No. 8, 10 wide role.
Bukayo Saka is expected to be on the right-wing flank after produced a big impression throughout last campaign, and frontman likely to change since The Athletic confirmed today that Mikel Arteta’s side held productive talk with Inter in order to sign Lautaro Martinez.
The reports further explain this afternoon that, the Argentine front-line who scored 17 goals in Serie A last season, interested in switch to London Club but the deal depend on the potential departure of Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah.
Should Arsenal able to get their long-term target and with Aubameyang struggled to back to energetic intelligent and handsomely in front of goal, Martinez will be main man for Arsenal next season.
Possible Arsenal XI: Aaron Ramsdale; Calum Chambers, Ben White, Gabriel Magalheas, Kieran Tierney; Thomas Partey, Albert Sambi Lokonga, James Maddison; Emile Smith-Rowe, Bukayo Saka, Lautaro Martinez.