Arsenal are being linked with three potential signings according to the Monday morning transfer gossip.
The first name in the frame is Danish defender Joachim Andersen, who currently plays for Serie A side Sampdoria. The 22-year-old is also wanted by Manchester United and Tottenham, according to Italian media outlet Calcio Mercato. Andersen has been a regular first team player for the Italian side and has represented Denmark at every youth level from U16 to U21. He is clearly highly thought of and the fact that he is attracting interest from high profile clubs tells you he would be a great signing, especially considering his age.
The second player that we are apparently interested in signing is Charlton Athletic midfielder Joe Aribo, according to the Mirror. Aribo plays in a similar style as Aaron Ramsey and is renowned for his driving runs from the midfield and that is probably the reason we are being linked with the 22-year-old, as a long term replacement for our soon to be departing Welsh star.
Finally, there is Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella and this one is starting to look a very real possibility. The reason for that is simple, according to the Metro we sent scouts to watch the 22-year-old in action for Italy against Finland where he got his name on the scoresheet.
It is a bit of a coincidence that all three players are 22-years-old but at the same time it is telling, it shows that we are looking at young talent with a long term view, a policy that Arsene Wenger implemented in his early years in charge.
Another positive is that all three of these rumours sound very realistic and that shows that we will be having a very positive summer transfer window.