Positions that Arsenal must spend money on this summer

Arsenal is set to have a quiet summer as the Gunners will have limited funds to spend when the transfer window reopens.

A recent report claims that Arsenal staff have been told not to expect any major activity in the transfer window as a result of covid19.

I would understand if we don’t spend so much in the next transfer window, but there are two positions that I believe we have to strengthen in the summer regardless of the budget.

We have one of the strongest but underperforming teams in the Premier League and I expect a lot of our current players to begin next season with us.

I know that we are well-stocked in several areas of our team but we need at least one top midfielder and an experienced winger, preferably on the left-wing.

The likes of Granit Xhaka, Lucas Torreira, Dani Ceballos and Mesut Ozil have shown that they can only take us so far, so I believe that we have to invest in a new midfielder when the transfer window reopens.

We are also very inexperienced on our flanks. Nicolas Pepe looks like he will need more time to get up to speed and we risk overworking Bukayo Saka too soon should we rely entirely on him next season.

I strongly think that we need a new winger so that we can get Aubameyang back into his preferred centre forward role. Signing a left-winger would also help us move on fast should our captain eventually leave the Emirates.

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15 Comments

  1. Jacko says:

    Ryan Fraser?

  2. Geoff says:

    Seriously? One good season,followed by a stinker,and then says he would like to play for the shower down the road !! I really hope he ends up there.

    1. Jacko says:

      Good point! But beggers can’t be choosers, especially with Saka’s head turned. Flog him after a year if he doesn’t show up. His work rate is always good too.

  3. S.J says:

    If we keep Aubameyang, the only priority is to get good quality dribbling CM midfielder.

    I think we have the wing covered already with Martinelli, Saka, Pepe, Nelson in that order.

    ST – Aubameyang, Lacazette, Nketiah

    LW/RW – Martinelli, Saka, Pepe, Nelson

    AM – Smith-Rowe, Ozil ?!!!

    CM – (Ceballos), Guendouzi, Willock, Xhaka ?!!!

    DM – Torreira ?

    LB/RB – Tierney, Kolasinac, Bellerin, (Cedric)

    CD – Mari, Saliba, Chambers, Luiz, Mustafi, Sokratis, Mavropanos.

    1. RT says:

      Holding??

  4. Liam Gallagher says:

    Covid 19 shouldn’t stop the clear out that needs to happen. Firstly why do people want Torriera at cdm firstly he’s not physically up to it and wants to leave. Lacazette isn’t clinical, isn’t quick, isn’t good in the air and he’s the next to go. Bellerin and Kolasinac are the next up, both on big wages and constantly injured. Sokratis, Ozil, Elneny and Mki should also be shown the door even if on frees. Mustafi, Guendouzi, Xhaka, Cedric and Willock stay on the fact why can’t really afford to replace every player in the team. Mari hasn’t proved much but the rumoured 13 million and already settled might seal that deal but for me Ceballos isn’t up to it. Use Lacazette to get Partley and use the Torriera and others cash for Grealish. Leno Cedric Mustafi Saliba Tierney Partley Xhaka Grealish Saka Pepe Abameyang with Nelson, Guendouzi ,Martinelli and ESR on the bench. That team is better than our current squad and isn’t too unrealistic

    1. Sarmmie says:

      Torreira is not up to what?

      1. Liam Gallagher says:

        The physical side of premier league football. Yes when he first arrived he played he well but he soon faded. Unfortunately his stature just isn’t suited to the premier league even though I do rate him as a footballer.

  5. ThirdManJW says:

    Every position? It’s not that bad, although we’re not fair off!

    In a 4231, with the squad we have now, this is my starting XI:

    Leno
    ? Saliba ? ?
    ? ?
    Pepe ? Saka
    Aubameyang

  6. Shakir says:

    For funds we can actually sell someof our CBs atleast 2.And please i stopped believing those “reports” last summer where the club took everyone by surprise.

    And about the positions,we should invest on the CM area if Ceballos is to return to madrid.And if ozil and auba are not given renewals then we should sell them too and invest on a young AM.We have other areas covered atleast with some potential….

  7. John Ibrahim says:

    seems like there is no financial crisis after the pandemic

    fans and media still want unlimited spending

    1. Liam Gallagher says:

      If we aren’t in Europe and they cancel the league cup next season we will only have the premier league and fa cup to focus on. The squad can be massively trimmed and if we can get the big guns gone we will have a decent budget to spend.

      Torriera 25m
      Mki 3m
      Elneny 5m
      Sokratis free
      Ozil free
      Bellerin 10/15m
      Kolasinac 10/15m
      Niles 10/15 m
      Lacazette and cash for Partley.

  8. Loose Cannon says:

    I enjoyed reading”The likes of Granit Xhaka, Lucas Torreira, Dani Ceballos and Mesut Ozil have shown that they can only take us so far” and would like to complete the statement with “as to mid table” Spot on, very true, all 4 are useless. Xhaka i- a penalty/card around the corner, Lucas always crying – to leave/not to leave, confused mind,rolls like an earthworm when touched, Dani – made for Burnley games only, and Mesut will be Mesut (and I do not want to upset my PALs out here). Grim future with these individuals, I do not foresee all 4 being replaced in one window, maybe one.The touted 44 grand is too much for a injured luxury called Dani. The bench of Guendozi , Willock do not look impressive either, do not know what is wrong with AMN. The bright spot is ESR returning back.

  9. Liam Gallagher says:

    Why are you bothered if you upset people on here ? Everything you have said Is spot on. Half the people would sign Ceballos even though he has done nothing to justify a 30 million transfer fee. I don’t know if half the readers are like 5 foot 4 because everyone seems to get abit upset when I say Torriera isn’t physically up to it, which he isn’t. One of Xhaka or Guendouzi should go as they are very slow and similar. Buying 3 new midfielders to play in a 4 3 3 is the most effective way to improve the team without selling everyone apart from Abameyang, Leno and the youngsters.

  10. Abel says:

    Swap laca 4 partey,sell d likes of mustafi,socratis,xhaka,guendouzi,loan niles,willock,nelson n get korku n james

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