Mikel Arteta has admitted that Arsenal have already started planning for the summer transfer window, with the Gunners in the process of lining up potential target.
Despite the arrival of Gabriel Magalheas, Thomas Partey and Willian in 2020 summer transfer window, Mikel Arteta’s side still struggling in Premier League, sitting nine position on league standings with 42 points.
Potential of recruit are already underway since winter window, in which saw the Gunners chief shipped out likes of Mesut Ozil, Shkodran Mustafi and Sead Kolasinac while bringing in Martin Odegaard from Real Madrid on loan.
And with month until the window reopens at the end of the season, Mikel Arteta has claimed plans are already in place for an active summer, with Gunners target alot talented players to improve their squad with including Paulo Dybala anf Nabil Fekir.
‘We are planning everything for the summer, the same with the board, with [chief executive] Vinai [Venkatesham], with [non-executive director] Tim [Lewis], and with the owners,’ the Gunners boss told Sky Sports.
‘We are very clear on how we want to do it.
‘When you have to change 10 or 12 things in one window [as in January] it’s a lot, and that has some consequences with what has happened in previous months and what is going to happen in the following months.
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‘We still have quite a lot of things to do, but we will get to the point, hopefully, where it’s just ticking off a few things and the stability is there, because you need that as well to be consistent and be competitive.’
Arsenal are in market for left-back back-up while strengthen of middle park and attacking lineup remains priority in upcoming summer transfer window.
Martin Odegaard, who brought quality, composure and an ‘incredible’ work-rate to Mikel Arteta’s side since joined the club on temporary deal from Spanish champions Real Madrid in January, remains club top wishlist ahead of summer.
The Gunners are keen on making his short-term deal permanent at the end of the season, but they are concerned about the prospect of getting the deal over the line.
However, Arteta’s side have identified Juventus playmaker Paulo Dybala as a potential transfer target in case they fail to agree terms with Real Madrid over a permanent deal for the 22-year-old attacking midfielder.
Real Betis star, Nabil Fekir, who capable of operate from right-wing to No. 8 role, identified as replacement of Dani Ceballos, who is expecting to heading back to Santiago Bernabeu when 2020/21 campaign come to an end.
Fekir has been top wishlist by Emirates chief since last summer in case they attempts to re-sign midfielder Dani Ceballos on loan from Real Madrid did not come to fruition.
However, according Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo, claimed the Gunners boss Mikel Arteta has decided to make moves this summer to try and sign the Frenchman.
Ceballos is expected to leave when his second loan spent in London club expires at the end of the season and Fekir, who netted three goals and registered six assists in 25 LaLiga appearances for Real Betis this season, could heading to Emirates as report in Spain explains in details that the Gunners boss has already made enquiries as to his situation at the Seville-based club.
Arsenal are also in market for right-back in case Hector Bellerin depart from Emirates this summer. The London club identified Real Betis’s Emerson Royal, Inter Milan’s Achraf Hakimi and Brighton defender Tariq Lamprey are potential replacement of Spanish star.
Bellerin, 25, has been heavily linked with a move away from the London club, with Barcelona or Paris Saint-Germain are said to be destination of defender.
Mikel Arteta’s side have already plan ahead, with Emerson Royal, who possesses great speed and proven his attacking quality over the past campaign in LaLiga become one of primary target.
Achraf Hakimi, who impressed since arrived at Italy with Serie A leader Inter Milan, monitoring by Gunners chief while Tariq Lamprey, who joined Brighton from Gunners rivals Chelsea showed why he deserved to be in radar of top Bellerin replacement with outstanding performances since arrived at the club.
Philippe Coutinho, also remains primary target for London club while Manor Solomon, who has even been compared to Eden Hazard due to technique of playing out wide or as a number 10 role, amongst wishlist of Mikel Arteta target to bolster his attacking options ahead of second full season in charge of London club.
The highly-rated winger has been in excellent form in Ukraine with Shakhtar Donetsk, scoring nine goal across all competitions this season, including two goals in the group stages of the UEFA Champions League.
The exciting two-footed winger – who can play on the right flank, has been monitoring by former Arsenal head of football Raul Sanllehi and his impressive performances this season, gotting attention of Gunners current technical director Edu Gasper, and Brazilian is interested in bringing in the Israeli international to Emirates this summer.
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Even Mikel Arteta is admire the 21-year-old exciting two-footed winger and reports in January claimed that the highly-rated forward would be ‘delighted’ if his dream about move to Emirates become reality.
‘There are talks with teams from England,’ Solomon told Israeli news outlet Sport5. There are things that can happen in the summer. My dream is to play in England and it also seems to me the most realistic option for me. And teams in England can pay.’
Norwich City playmaker Emiliano Buendia, who has been heavily linked with a move to Emirates in January remains primary target while Borussia Dortmund attacking midfielder Julian Brandt is also monitoring by the Gunners chief.
Earlier of this month, German outlet BILD claim that the Gunners chief could have another chance to sign the highly-rated Germany midfielder in upcoming summer transfer window after failed in January transfer window.
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