There is seven days remaining of this summer’s transfer window, and so far we have failed to strengthen sustainably.
Our squad doesn’t appear to be light of options, but we have a number of issues within our squad including injuries and contract sagas, and question marks remain on whether we will hold onto the players we have.
Alexis Sanchez is the most heavily linked with a move away from the club despite the insistences of Arsene Wenger, and Manchester City are believed to be circling. We don’t want to bore you with more speculation about the Chilean as that seems to be a daily occurrence across all sources, but I don’t think many of us would be shocked to see him go.
Mesut Ozil is another who has only 12 months remaining on his contract, but seems much less likely to force a move away from the club, and is currently playing in the first-team squad unlike the above.
Shkodran Mustafi is another being linked with a move despite only arriving 12 months ago, and I’m not sure where I stand on his future. I’d quite like to see him push on from a tough opening campaign, but wouldn’t be too disgruntled should he move.
Lucas Vazquez is reported to be on our shortlist of players we could add to our attacking ranks. The winger has impressed when deputising for Real Madrid, but has limited opportunities at the Bernabeu, and could be open to a move.
Thomas Lemar is an ongoing tussle which has died down of late, but I certainly wouldn’t rule out returning for him on deadline day with the midfielder supposedly keen on the switch. We will most likely keep our options open as we look to add something special to our squad, and he is most definitely still on our radar.
Julian Draxler is new name to hit the rumour mill, with Neymar having forced him down the pecking order at PSG. The French giants are claimed to be unwilling to sell, but we have heard that a number of times from teams who want to maximise their profits.
There will of course be a number of new names joining into the rumour mill this week, but which realistic players would you like to see join the club?