Which top targets can Arsenal realistically beat other teams to sign next summer

Arsenal has been waiting for the transfer window to reopen but the recent coronavirus outbreak has forced this season to be suspended indefinitely and no one quite knows when the window will actually open up officially.

The media have linked the club with a whole host of targets until this season is finally resumed and then completed.

Top players like Philippe Coutinho, Dayot Upamecano, Dries Mertens, Edison and James Rodriguez have been mentioned. Other players like Carlos Soler, Evan N’Dicka, Thomas Partey, Arkadiusz Milik and Ousmane Dembele have also been speculated about.

The most difficult part of these links for Arsenal is the fact that the Gunners are not the only team targeting each of these players.

This means that Arsenal would need to see off competition from teams who are better placed in their leagues or who are even competing for their respective league titles.

Realistically, Arsenal’s signings would depend greatly on their position at the end of this campaign.

If Mikel Arteta can help the team get back to the Champions League (at the expense of Manchester City), then you can be sure that Arsenal can start to compete with the other top teams.

However, the absence of Champions League or European football entirely would see us struggle to sign most of the players that we have been linked with.

It would be hard to name the players that the Gunners can convince to join them without Champions League football, basically, a good number of our summer targets would consider joining a team playing in Europe before they would think about any approach from Arsenal.

5 Comments

  1. Samuel Akinsola Adebosin says:

    Even if Arsenal don’t qualify for next season’s Champions League competition but that shouldn’t be an excuse for any top quality players whom Arsenal want to sign during the next transfer window to refuse from joining the club. For, without Arsenal playing in the next UCL campaign such top quality players signed by Arsenal i.e. if they agree to join the club and have joined which in my own take they should, they can or should use their top quality football playing ability to get Arsenal to qualify to compete in the next UCL competition by making sure the club gets that.

    So therefore, it shouldn’t be entirely hinged on Arsenal has to first quality for the UCL before it can attract any of the well established and well known top quality players to join the club. The name Arsenal FC alone is enough to attract any top quality players to joint the club. For, Arsenal FC is a iconic Premier League club side that can attract any top quality players playing at any club in the world to join them provided they have the money to pay for the service the player will give to the club. Besides the UCl, the Europa League Cup competition is there to compete for to win. And Arsenal who played twice in the last successive campaigns of the competition have failed to win it when they reached the final once and getting knocked out at the 1st round of the knockout stages with their highly rated player Aubameyang playing in he last final for the club but failed to score as Arsenal crashed out 4-1 to Chelsea. And again Aubameyang missed a sitter for Arsenal in their last 32 round knockout sages match at home to Olympiakos. A sitter of a goal missed but if he hadn’t but scored that would had seen the club playing in the last 16 knockout matches.

    I think for this Aubameyang’s singular failure of his not putting Arsenal into the last round of 16 matches, he should remain at the club by signing the purported contract extension deal said to be on the at Arsenal for him to sign. Ad remain at the club to help them win titles to compensate the club for his not winning any titles since he joined them.

    1. Phil says:

      Yeah Samuel- I blame Aubamayang for everything that’s happening in the world today. So your right, because of that he should sign a new contract.
      I also blame him for the fact that at a Emirates home game against Burnley last season, I was served a pint of beer that was slightly warm. How could Aubamayang allow this to happen? He should sign a new contract.
      Even though I’m a season ticket holder, there is a seat that is in front of where I sit that is often taken up by supporters who are obviously not. One game just after Auba signed for us, a man was sat there who had denim jeans and a denim shirt on. FFS NOBODY WEARS DOUBLE DENIM. How did Aubamayang allow this supporter into the ground with that dress sense? He should sign a new contract.
      When we drew with Bournemouth Away on Boxing Day, I parked in the car park which is right next to the ground.I always park here as there are not too many other options. Do you know how much all fans, Home and Away, are charged to park here? One Pound that’s how much. Why is this so cheap? How could Aubamayang allow us to park our cars in a car park so close to the ground for only ONE POUND. He should be ashamed of himself and sign a new contract.
      This may well be continued………

      1. Ken1945 says:

        Phil you’ve only been in isolation for a week or so, chill out man 😂😂
        I always wear double denim with my arsene T shirt and am forever fighting off people who want to take selfies with me!!!! 👌

        1. Admin Pat says:

          Ken! Remember your social distancing please!

          I’m on Day 15 and I’m going loopy….

        2. Phil says:

          Ken- you live in Scotland. It doesn’t matter what you wear up there. It wasn’t that long ago the men wore Kilts, which means even you would get away with Double Denim. But I can’t believe even they would allow you to wear THAT t-shirt. Even they have standards, no matter how low.

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