Following the completion of Granit Xhaka’s signature, Arsenal need to concentrate on strengthening our weakest links of the campaign.
We are gearing up for a busy summer, with Kieran Gibbs likely to push to leave the club, while Tomas Rosicky, Mathieu Flamini and Mikel Arteta have already confirmed their exits at the end of their respective contracts.
Swiss international Xhaka is expected to be a confirmed in the coming days, giving us plenty of options in midfield, leaving us to concentrate on adding goals to our side.
Arsene Wenger has already confirmed that Olivier Giroud will start the new season as the first-choice forward, but that does not mean he will not be bringing in some rivals for his position.
We are strongly linked with a move for Alvaro Morata at present, but with reports claiming that we would be relying on Real Madrid activating a buy-back clause for him, before selling him on for a profit, seems rather far-fetched.
Another top striker in Romelu Lukaku has refused to commit his future to Everton, and only yesterday was quoted as saying he expects to leave the club.The young star could become a club legend at Arsenal, and has already shown how consistently he can hit the back of the net, even in an under-performing side.
We need at least one addition to cover the loss of Danny Welbeck to injury, and with supposed interest in Theo Walcott, we should jump at the chance to offload him and bring in a younger star with the potential to do great things, and I have hand-picked two who could easily replace him.
Another forward who is thoroughly expected to leave his club is Arsenal target Michy Batshuayi. His club Marseille have already confirmed that he will leave in the close-season, with London clubs West Ham and Tottenham also linked. Michy played his part in 31 goals this term, including scoring 22, and at only 22, could also have a very bright future within the game.
Vincent Jansson may not be as well known to many of you as the others, but he has probably had the best season of the lot! He has scored a huge 27 goals in 34 appearances for AZ Alkmaar in Holland’s Eredivisie this season, in what was only his first term with the club. The 21 year-old has been a first-team regular over the past three years, and also netted an impressive 29 goals in 69 outings for Almere City in the Dutch second tier previously. He is known to score with either foot or with his head, and this kind of all-round ability should not be undermined.
Which two would you take? Does Jansson deserve to be in the first group?