TIME is running out of Premier League to make signings with just ONE WEEK left in the transfer window.
That leaves the likes of Ralf Rangnick and Mikel Arteta with little time to improve their teams.
But both have glaring shortcomings, as does Antonio Conte, who is hungry to improve his Tottenham side.
Arsenal selected Fiorentina’s number one star Dusan Vlahovic this January but if they fail to sign the striker they could be stuck playing Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah.
Chelsea could also be looking to complete some last-minute business due to their injury problems while leaders Manchester City and Liverpool are probably unlikely to bring in any reinforcements.
Here, SunSport will look at a position each of the six major players needs to settle in the transfer market.
Mikel Arteta’s side have scored just one goal in 2022 and have gone four games in a row without finding an own goal, suggesting they need a new striker.
Worse still, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang looks set to stop playing for the club while Lacazette and Nketiah’s futures remain unclear.
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Nketiah has been linked to this month’s move with interest from Crystal Palace and Bayer Leverkusen.
Meanwhile, Arsenal have increase their efforts to sign Valhovic – However, it would take a substantial offer to land the Serbs.
The Blues missed a lot of the attacking threats provided by Reece James and Ben Chilwell.
And while Thomas Tuchel can welcome back to James next month, Chilwell faces a much longer spell on the sidelines.
Marcos Alonso has taken his place and although he has not played badly, it is clear that Chelsea need a better option at left-back.
Lucas Digne is targeted before his move to Aston Villa, so it wouldn’t be a surprise if Tuchel made a switch to left-back before the window closed, having seen Lyon refused their request to recall Emerson from his loan.
Not much has improved at Liverpool and the Red Devils have even coped well in the absence of Mo Salah and Sadio Mane.
But Jurgen Klopp has admired other strikers since their departure, namely Arsenal’s Gabriel Martinelli.
The German may want to improve the depth of the team’s power and provide better competition for Salah and Mane will have a reason not to rely on Takumi Minamino in front of goal.
City of Manchester
Elected champions also have little reason to worry on the team.
But Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Southampton showed they could benefit from a naturalized striker.
Pep Guardiola has experimented with a number of different players in the fake number nine role but it is clear that they all prefer to play a little deeper or wider.
So signing a naturalized striker to eliminate chances could have a huge advantage as it can get the best out of Raheem Sterling, Phil Foden and perhaps most importantly, the big signings on Jack Grealish summer.
It has been a forgettable season for United and it could be argued that midfield was the weak point throughout.
The Red Devils have been linked with several midfielders after failing to land a single midfielder in the summer.
AC Milan’s Franck Kessie is said to be one of the targets with Wolves star Ruben Neves also on the shortlist.
Fred and McTominay are frequent targets of criticism so Ralf Rangnick could find a way to replace at least one of them.
And if Paul Pogba leaves, the need for a new midfielder will be even greater – the Frenchman’s contract expires at the end of the season.
Antonio Conte made no secret of the truth he wanted improve some areas of his team.
And while there are some areas in the team that need reinforcements, Spurs mostly need a new midfielder.
Tanguy Ndombele appears to be headed for an exit with Paris Saint-Germain linked, with Conte preferring Harry Winks, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and even Oliver Skipp over the Lyon ex.
Conte could find it difficult to attract a midfielder to North London this month, however with Spurs’ transfer efforts seemingly focus on signing Wolves’ Adama Traore.
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https://www.the-sun.com/sport/4529530/transfer-arsenal-man-utd/ A position that the Premier League giants need to improve with Arsenal hungry for a striker and Man Utd in need of a midfielder