Arsenal bosses have agreed a new shirt deal with Adidas for next season, doubling their income for the next five years.
The Gunners have agreed a £60 Million per season deal with the shirt giants, doubling their previous deal with Puma worth only half of that amount. This is claimed to lead to an increase in funds available for Unai Emery to add to his squad this season, but where will he spend it?
There has been talk of a possible move for Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele, although a loan deal has also been mooted, and while I think this would be a massive deal to improve our starting XI, I can’t help but think we will struggle to persuade both the player and his team.
Reports are claiming that Chelsea are close to agreeing a deal for Mateo Kovacic, who for me would have been a great addition to our creative midfield, but that move to the Blues could well end the interest in our current main man in midfield Aaron Ramsey, which can only be good news.
So we don’t need further bolstering in central midfield, and we certainly don’t need any more strikers, so which positions should we be looking at?
I’m quite happy with our options at centre-back with the likes of Shkodran Mustafi, Laurent Koscielny, Sokratis and even Rob Holding available, and Lichtsteiner will hopefully bring enough of a challenge to bring the best out of Hector Bellerin, who for me has become too relaxed in his role in recent terms.
At left-back we have an ageing Nacho Monreal being rivalled by the upcoming Maitland-Niles, which should be more than enough needed, which leads me to think our best chance of improving is a new number one, or another winger.
I would personally love to see Julian Draxler being looked at, with his place in the PSG first team at risk, while the likes of Lucas Vasquez at Real Madrid should also be looked at, with him currently finding himself behind the likes of Asensio, Bale, Isco and others already ahead of him in the current set up, with the club also likely to splash out on another top addition (possibly Hazard of Chelsea).
Where do you think Emery should invest his money? Is Leno or Cech a good enough number one?