Which positions do you think Arsenal still need to strengthen?

Which positions I think Arsenal need strengthening at by Yash

While Arsenal might have found their spark after three dismal performances at the beginning of the season, the rebuilding of the squad needs to be continued.

Edu and the recruitment team at the London Colney cannot rest on their laurels just now. If they want the Gunners to be competing for the biggest trophies.

After much criticism, the signings the North London outfit have made have impressed everyone immensely.

At least the club have conviction about their own ideas, which are not swayed by public outcry.

When Arsenal were being linked to Aaron Ramsdale, they knew they would receive stick for it due to the player’s poor reputation of getting relegated twice.

However, they still completed the deal, and now the Ramsdale deal is arguably looking as one of the best business a Premier League side has done this summer.

But now the focus shifts to the January transfer window andnext year’s summer. There are many positions that need strengthening. Here are few positions where I would like fresh faces.

Center-back: Hold on for a second. Don’t climb on me to bash. I don’t want Arsenal to go to the market and spend money on another center-back when they already have Ben White and Gabriel.

Rather, I would like us to improve on the back-ups that we have currently at the club. The best decision would be to bring back William Saliba.

Mikel Arteta would definitely be keeping an eye on the Frenchman, who has been exceptional for Marseille this season. Either he should switch to a back three or keep the 20-year-old as a back up to White and Gabriel.

If Arsenal get into Europe, then keeping Saliba as a third choice won’t be the end of the world.

Central Midfielder: Despite being a huge fan of Albert Sambi Lokonga, I still believe we need a more experienced and a more rounded player at the center of the park.

It’s clear that the Belgian has loads of talent. But in my opinion selling Granit Xhaka and acquiring the services of let’s say Bruno Guimarães or even the highly coveted Boubacar Kamara would be perfect.

Lokonga, I think, still needs few years to be a starter at the Emirates Stadium, day in and day out.

Left-wing: This is where I guess I would get the most stick on. But I genuinely believe we need another winger on top of Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli.

Nicolas Pepe fans might agree with me when I say that the Ivorian is invisible when he doesn’t score or assist. Arsenal are more exciting going forward when he isn’t in the team.

If I was the Arsenal technical director, I would be looking at wingers such as Wolves’ Pedro Neto or Adama Traore, Shakhtar’s Manor Soloman or even Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling.

Whether the England international would join us or not is a discussion of another day.

Center forward: With Alexander Lacazette’s current deal set to expire at the end of the campaign and Arteta’s preference of a “complete” striker to spearhead the attack, signing a new center forward is viable and rational.

Pierre Emerick Aubameyang has improved his link up play but I believe this Arsenal squad would benefit more from a striker who can link and hold up the play better and is also aerially good.

Sevilla’s Youssef En-Nesyri has been linked recently. But this is a place where Arsenal will have loads of targets to choose from. Sweden’s Aleksander Isak is another name that the fans would definitely love, especially after his commendable performances at the Euros.

Fiorentina’s Dusan Vlahovic is another name that the Gunners can target. The player will only have a year left on his deal in May, so Arsenal can acquire him for a cut-price deal.

So, those were my preferences of where I would like the team to bolster at.

Where would you like the team to strengthen at? Where do you agree and disagree with me?

Drop down your opinions below!

Yash Bisht

27 Comments

  1. gotanidea says:

    If Lacazette and Nketiah leave, a new CF will be our most pressing need. Isak’s Euro performance is pretty decent and he’s been helping Sociedad to lead La Liga table, so he could be an option if his price tag is below 50 M

    After spending 150 M this season, I predict Arsenal will only loan Jovic to play safe. The Serbian could be a personal problem to Xhaka though, so Arsenal had better look for another option if Xhaka stays

    1. Kyalo Mũsyĩmi says:

      I think Jovic can be okay as a like replacement for Laca

      1. gotanidea says:

        Not sure about that, since he’s failed at Madrid and Frankfurt. But we could loan him first

        1. Kyalo Mũsyĩmi says:

          Yea, loan first is OKAY

  2. Indiangooner says:

    Cm for free we can sign kessie/brozovic/Zakaria anyone of them will be good
    For winger buy Alexander isak , he is young loads of potential and can be converted to striker

  3. Bello hameed says:

    I think going forward ….Victor osimhen of Napoli wont be a bad idea

    1. Kyalo Mũsyĩmi says:

      Bad idea, but good suggestion, let’s not fill our squad with a lot of African players due to the disruptive Africa cup of Nations tournament

      1. Admin Pat says:

        Isn’t the Christmas World Cup going to be just as disruptive?

        1. Kyalo Mũsyĩmi says:

          🤣🤣, you’ve nailed it.. hope you get my point thought world cup, Is the first time it’ll be on a winter, but AFCON is biennial

  4. Bryan says:

    I would prefer Dusan Vlahovic, Noa Lang and Lyon’s Bruno Guamaraes to join us in January and be assured of playing in CL next season

    1. Kyalo Mũsyĩmi says:

      Better for me, your list has 2 quite physically imposing players and a playmaker, great!

  5. Sean Williams says:

    There is no doubt the defence is spot on at the moment. Hopefully we will have William Saliba next season and then even with an injury we could have a great defence. It would be good to see a very creative, midfield controller who can hold the ball well. Chelski have that with Jorginho, can we get someone of high quality? How I miss little Santi Cazorla. The biggest problem is our forward line. With both Auba and Laca getting on it will be up front we could struggle. I hope we at some point give Martinelli a chance to get his confidence, but we will also have to buy. Then we could become a real threat once again. We have our crown jewels in ESR and Bukayo Saka, a good defence, but I doubt if Auba and Laca will ever again be at their peaks. I agree with GAI that Alexander Isak may be a good place to start.

    1. Kyalo Mũsyĩmi says:

      The Santi Carzola’s of this world were all good, but remember that we need both technical and physical imposing midfielders and forwards

  6. Havyn says:

    We need to fill 2 positions to challenge for the title

    Midfield Bruno G
    Striker Dominic Calvin L

    The two will cost around 100m

    1. Kyalo Mũsyĩmi says:

      Yea, I concur

  7. Raghav Jetly says:

    I’d actually prefer that Arsenal sign 2 flops from Real Madrid and Manchester United.

    Cm : van de Beek
    Cf : Jovic

    They’re both brilliant players and have even demonstrated that at their current clubs. Just didn’t get the game time they deserve.

    1. Kyalo Mũsyĩmi says:

      Agreed, they possess both technique and physicality

  8. Kyalo Mũsyĩmi says:

    I don’t like getting too excited about fan opinion of their preferred choice, especially of this is based on some emotional attachment to a player….also I totally agree with you on the issue of laca’s replacement because we need a player who can pose some aerial threat, such as Dusan Vlahovic, 5″10 players may not be useful to us considering the physical nature of the EPL, remember we’ve had a history of be bullied by the Burnleys of this world..also we need to avoid signing alot of African players due to the disruptive January CAN competition..

    1. Kyalo Mũsyĩmi says:

      Dominic Calvin L is okay for me, also Declan Rice for holding midfield role

  9. O.T.S says:

    I really would love seeing Lacazette extend his stay at Arsenal and if that happens then buying a new striker becomes unnecessary. What I suggest we get right now is a goal scoring winger at aleast two( left/right wings), and a midfielder in the mode of bruno fernandes. Buying linguard can prove to be sensible transaction even if I don’t admire him he can cause an upgrade to that our midfield.

    1. Kyalo Mũsyĩmi says:

      Yea, makes sense

  10. ACE says:

    Lyon have an embarrassment of riches @ the
    CM position, with Bruno G, H Aouar and Maxence
    Caqueret. . All three fit the recent Arsenal profile
    of players that Edu and MA are targeting for the
    then and now of AFC. If Lyon is still feeling the
    financial pinch I would love to see Edu offer a
    cheeky bid for any of the three, although
    Bruno G would be my personal choice.

    As far as striker I personally would love to see
    Arsenal exploit the favorable relationship with
    Lille and offer Pepe back, plus cash for either
    Jonathan David or Jonathan Ikone. Both are
    fantastic, young talents tha IMHO would thrive in
    North London and under MA. A loan for Jovic
    might be the most realistic in January.

    And to be absolutely greedy, Edu should add one
    more Ligue 1 youngster to the squad in January,
    Cheik Doucoure from RC Lens. At 21 he is the same
    age as Sambi, but applies his trade as a true DM
    enforcer that has unlimited potential in the center
    of the pitch. Valued at £6.6M he could be another
    Tavares type of revelation at the club.

    Wouldn’t lose sleep if Arsenal made a serious run at
    Noah Lang or Mannor Solomon as well., especially
    if Martinelli is loaned out in January.

  11. Gus says:

    we don’t really play wingers but Inside Forwards who work in the half-spaces. That’s why Pepe really doesn’t ‘fit’ with what we are doing. I’m fine with getting another player who can work in those spaces, but it doesn’t need to be a true winger

    CF to replace Laca, Eddie, (and eventually Auba) since Balogun isn’t quite ready is a must.

    Rather than a CM to replace Lokonga, maybe a loan option. we do have Azeez, Patino, and one other I can’t remember coming along

  12. FingersFurnell says:

    Feels a bit unnecessary thinking about this subject now to be honest, we need to see how this squad goes for the rest of the season, who we can offload from our surplus, who comes back in from loans etc

    I don’t think we will buy anybody new in January and I wouldn’t want us to personally

    Having said that I think Calum Wilson would fit well in our current team, if Newcastle go down I think there would be a deal to be made in the summer, if they stay up I could see a straight swop for Auba and I’d be OK with that

    By the way nothing in top level football is surprising but Unai to Newcastle?, apart from big money why would he want to go there from his current role in Spain where he is doing so well, he’s a good Manager and I would wish him well wherever he went next but I don’t think Newcastle would be right for him myself

    1. Kyalo Mũsyĩmi says:

      Well said

  13. JW says:

    I am still in favor of bringing in Bissouma (currently just 25 years of age) as the second DM. I think playing him alongside Partey in the big fixtures would give us a decided defensive edge.

    He might cost $30m, but he is in his fourth season in the Premier League, and has certainly proved his prowess.

    Funding his transfer could be achieved by letting Elneny go possibly with AMN, or we could keep AMN and maybe sell Xhaka.

    I am not sold on Odegaard. I think he is too slight for the EPL. So we will need a new creative midfield general. This could be the most pivotal signing Edu will make. So he has to get in right. Any number of names have been linked with a move to Arsenal, but I would splash the cash and try for Tielemans.

    As for our forwards. I think Laca will go, and I think Pepe needs to go too. I believe Auba is in decline, and will need replacing before next season starts.

    It looks like Eddie N will be sold, so it we might two new goal-scorers.

    Luka Jovic has been mentioned as an option, and he might be an excellent choice, since he must be in MINT condition. During his 3 years at Real Madrid he made only 26 appearances, scoring just 2 goals.

  14. James says:

    For me Saliba back, Holding and Chambers sold and we give a shot to young Dan Ballard. Midfield I’d go for Bruno G or G Rodriguez at Betis. I’d defo get behind Neto signing for us. Up to Vlahovic might be a good option Isak can play across the front three or Andrea Belotti

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