An insight into Arsenal’s summer transfer window priorities has emerged on Sunday.
Arsenal need to improve
The Gunners endured a pretty subpar 2020/21 season on the whole. After he secured an FA Cup title during his first season in charge, Arsenal fans were no doubt eager to see Mikel Arteta kick on.
However, the Spaniard’s first full season in the Emirates dugout proved disappointing to say the least.
Arsenal finished the campaign sitting down in 8th place in the Premier League, with a meager 61 points, meaning they will not play European football next term.
The north Londoners also failed to impress in cup competition, and were knocked out of the Europa League by former manager, Unai Emery.
Where are Arsenal looking to strengthen in the transfer window?
This leaves Mikel Arteta with a pretty huge task of improving an Arsenal side without either the finances that come with European football, or the lure that it brings.
Despite this, the Gunners are seemingly going to be in the market for at least three players this summer.
As per a report from the Daily Mail on Sunday, the Gunners are prioritising the signing of a defender, midfielder and a no.10.
Starting at the back, the Mail assure that Brighton’s Ben White sits atop the club’s list, as Arteta wants to bring in a top-quality centre-back to compete with Gabriel and Rob Holding following David Luiz’s departure.
In central midfield, it is claimed that Arsenal want to replace Granit Xhaka with Anderlecht’s Albert Sambi Lokonga. Ruben Neves is also viewed as an option.
The north Londoners also want a top-class no.10 to replace Martin Odegaard. A move for James Maddison is said to be unlikely, with Nabil Fekir a more realistic option. Arsenal, however, have not tabled a bid for the Real Betis star as of yet.
This article was edited by Conor Laird.
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