The January transfer window closed two weeks ago but the focus is still on the summer deals.
Of course, which European competition Mikel Arteta leads his team into will partly determine which players he can attract.
That said, we’re still ‘Arsenal’, we’re in the capital and we’re going to be providing top money for potential rookies.
So the question is, in what areas of the field will the team need to strengthen and who might be the target?
It is clear that the Edu-Arteta era has seen a shift towards younger players, singled out to fit the style and ripe to be taken to the next level and peak at Arsenal.
I definitely like this new approach and will add ‘Premier League ready’ as a possible additional criterion.
This does not necessarily mean that the goals must or have played in the tournament, although I consider it as a bonus.
But they must have the right attributes to adapt quickly – Takehiro Tomiyasu would be a prime example of this.
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With Alex Lacazette and current defender Eddie Nketiah it is hard to resurrect the belief that they can score regularly and with both out of contract this June, the central area we know is the number one priority. first.
The club, after failing to attract Dusan Vlahovic, are being linked with many strikers, most of them notably Alexander Isak from Real Sociedad and Dominic Calvert-Lewin of Everton.
Except for a few glimpses of the Swede’s talent at the Euros, I’ve seen or read very little to justify the high buyout clause and I’m sure this is why the club left in January.
It seems less exciting or flashy but relevant and explosive CALVERT-LEWIN no wisdom for me.
We know he can threaten a steady goal and he’s the right striker for Arsenal’s 4-2-3-1 formation.
DCL, 24, can play with his back to goal, can hold and link well but unlike Lacazette, he also has the mobility and speed to get late-game moves.
He also provided the aerial ability that we lacked, which was very evident when we failed to switch to Kieran Tierney’s continuous supply line on the left flank.
The question of whether the club will bring in a second striker or an alternative will depend on two things.
First, whether Arteta wants to tweak the system to test Gabriel Martinelli as the main spearhead and second, how Folarin Balogun Fair on loan at Middlesbrough.
So it’s a case of viewing one space over the other.
The next priority that I’m sure will be signing a top-class central midfielder for Thomas Partey.
Granite Xkaka flirted with Roma last summer and linked up with them again because this is coming.
While he is an admirable servant Arsenal and Arteta, he is at the end of his career and needs to have young blood.
Albert Sambi Lokonga is famous and enthusiastic but I am not sure if he is a box-to-box player or a defensive midfielder.
The fact that he can fill both roles, perhaps at this stage makes him a suitable utility player and not a first choice yet.
Present Arteta Looks like he will play Xhaka against Partey but I still believe he wants a more purposeful defensive midfielder, which will give the Ghanaian more freedom to support Arsenal’s attacking play.
I know many Arsenal fans who want to see Yves Bissouma at the Emirates.
But for me, the most ideal and realistic candidate is DOUGLAS LUIZ.
Manchester City really don’t want to lose the player and his form for Aston Villa has shown us why.
Luiz is a high-profile Brazilian player, in itself a brand of quality, and this summer he has just one year left on his current contract.
Arteta will know Luiz from the time they spent together at the Etihad between loan spells.
I hope this link to our manager and the fact that Edu is Brazilian can help Arsenal stole 23-year-old player from Villa.
With Mohamed Elneny and Ainsley Maitland-Niles expected to leave, I still predict Arteta wants a fourth senior central midfielder while Charlie Patino earns the striker.
Knowing that our manager likes balance, I doubt he would want a left-footer to rely on.
So the surprise package signing I would like to see is PHILIPPINES INVOICEwho is now instrumental in Bournemouth’s promotion under Scott Parker.
Two relegations, like Aaron Ramsdale, do not show the quality of the player.
Billing, 25, can function in front of defence, with Vieira’s telescopic feet assisting in tackles and intercepts, but can also play a more offensive role, like eight goals in His championship this semester has proven.
His height and aerial ability is an asset in both penalty areas and the player will be desperate to return to the Denmark squad ahead of the World Cup.
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