Arsenal has set its sights on signing players in at least four positions this summer.
The Gunners will continue their rebuilding job ahead of next season and the Daily Mail has analysed their plans to bring reinforcements in.
The report says they will prioritise getting a new backup goalkeeper to Bernd Leno after Mat Ryan returned to Brighton.
They want the Australian back, but they are facing serious competition from Celtic for his signature. They have also given up on Alex Runarsson coming good for them.
In the defence, they will fill the void left by the departure of David Luiz and Ben White is their top target.
They also expect to sell Hector Bellerin and his departure might see them add Lille’s Zeki Celik to their squad.
In midfield, the Gunners could eventually cash in on Granit Xhaka if AS Roma remains relentless.
They have made Anderlecht’s 21-year-old Albert Sambi Lokonga a priority target and they intend to do everything they can to sign him.
They also want a number 10 and if they fail to bring Martin Odegaard back, they might move for Nabil Fekir.
Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah are sellable and if either of them leaves, they will bring in Borussia Monchengladbach’s Alassane Plea as a replacement.
Interesting media list.
Just speculation or the writer’s wish-list
What about a back up LB or is Kola coming back?
Yes we want 4 players.
Are we gonna get players?
Yes we will Dandy, but 99% of all that you read atm is speculation, wishful thinking, agents and selling club disinformation, or downright lies to get clicks or sell papers.
There have been almost no (I think two) EPL transfers agreed so far so its not us being left behind. Players and staff are either at the Euros or on holiday, and you need the people around to make the deals.
Be patient – God knows who they will be, but we will get players.
A good back up for Tierney is essential.We most certainly do not need another CB and to my mind the need to revitalise our midfield is paramount.
Depends how much money is really available Grandad. If White is not going to use all of our budget, I feel he’s a great signing. There may be something we don’t know about Saliba (for example maybe he hates England and we are trading him for Camavinga) in which case we absolutely need White.