Arsenal are exploring several transfer target ahead of the summer transfer window, with Mikel Arteta and club technical director Edu 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 Dutch outlet NOS and further updates by expert journalist Fabrizio Romano claim that Andre Onana could join the London club before the middle of the month.
The Gunners could sign the Cameroon shot-stopper for between £5million and £8m, with his contract set to expire next summer.
If his appeal against a 12-month ban is successful, Onana could take Leno’s place in goal behind a new-look defence that marks the return of William Saliba following his loan spell with Nice 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 Royal Emerson tipped as a potential replacement for Hector Bellerin, who expected to leave the club in upcoming summer transfer window.
The Brazilian defender has only just completed a full move to Barcelona after being part-owned by Real Betis but Barca are keen to raise money, means Mikel Arteta’s side can get their potential target for right-back placed.
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 the Gunners are already made huge steps in order to land Emiliano Buendia, who establish himself as one of best attacking midfielder in the Premier League.
The attacking midfielder, who played a major role in Norwich winning the Championship and earning promotion back into the Premier League, scored 15 goals last season and registered 17 assists – more than any other player in the division.
Report in recent days claimed the Gunners have submitted their opening bid, which was rejected but believed they’re confident of secure the signature of thehe 24-year-old, who is expected to lead Gunners’ No. role next season and provide quality in term created big chances, complete more through balls and passes in the final third.
Arsenal also in market for wide winger and Mikel Arteta has reportedly admirers of Raheem Sterling, who likely to depart from Etihad stadium this summer.
The Englishman, who made 292 appearances for the Sky Blues, netted 87 goals and contributed 35 assists and City willing to offload the 26-year-old, Arteta who worked with Sterling during his time at Etihad stadium expressed interest in signing him.
Transfer fee, wages and the lack of European football could all be stumbling blocks, but he would likely take up a place on the left of the attack if he did move to the Emirates means Pepe’s should be a shoo-in to start next term.
Bukayo Saka is expected to be on the right-wing flank after produced a big impression throughout last campaign while Aubameyang lead the front line-up again next season.
Possible Arsenal XI: Onana; Emerson, Saliba, Gabriel, Tierney; Partey, Bissouma, Buendia; Saka, Martinelli Aubameyang.