Arsenal have not given up on their determination to sign top quality players despite missing out on Champions League football yet again.
According to reports in the media today they are looking to pip arch-rivals Tottenham to the signature of Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes.
Spurs have been in pole position to sign the 25-year-old for some time now, however, it is being reported that we are confident of winning the race to sign the £26 Million playmaker.
Gomes had a good season with the Toffees and there is still a chance he will return to Merseyside on a permanent basis but it does appear that it is between us and Tottenham as things stand right now.
It is clear we need a shakeup in the midfield, we cannot claim to have any high calibre midfielders and Gomes would be an upgrade on what we currently have playing for us.
He comes with proven Premier League experience which is of the utmost importance now that we have a limited budget to spend, we simply cannot be taking risks on unproven players anymore, we just do not have the money for that.
It is obviously a huge disadvantage not having Champions League football to offer potential signings but from what I can gather that does not appear to be a major issue for Gomes but that does not mean it will not be a deal breaker.
Put it this way, considering our financial limitations if we can sign Gomes, we certainly should.