Arsenal’s summer transfer business revealed

April 19, 2024

A substantial cash boost is expected for Mikel Arteta in order to bolster his offensive options after Arsenal’s Champions League exit.

Arteta has spearheaded an incredible comeback in the club’s fortunes, keeping them in the title battle and leading them to their first Champions League quarterfinal in fourteen years, despite the club’s withdrawal from Europe. The close loss to Bayern Munich has brought attention to the necessity for a new winger and striker during the summer transfer window; these positions will now be prioritized and strengthened.

The Gunners have been keeping an eye on Alexander Isak, but a deal with Newcastle seems improbable, as well as Sporting CP’s Viktor Gyokeres and RB Leipzig’s Benjamin Sesko. Their first choice for a wide player is Pedro Neto of Wolves, although they have also scouted Nico Williams of Athletic Bilbao.

Real Sociedad midfielder Martin Zubimendi is a target for Arsenal as part of their roster makeover and as Declan Rice’s new teammate in addition to improving their assault. Though Kai Havertz’s strong play this season may lead them to choose a younger player to develop instead of going after Brentford’s declining attractiveness of Ivan Toney, the emphasis is still on the forward line.

While Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka have been heavily relied upon, this has resulted in tiredness and increased vulnerability to injuries for Gabriel Jesus. The Mirror claims that Arsenal will have more money available this summer as a result of their financial restraint in January, which allowed them to stay under Premier League spending limits, and that the arrival of another elite winger will intensify rivalry.

Although everything essentially starts anew in the summer, sports director Edu and Arsenal are also preparing a team overhaul that is expected to include multiple departures. Expected to draw interest, Eddie Nketiah is a striker valued at over £30 million. Crystal Palace is one of the teams pursuing him.

If the team chooses to update their wide options, Aaron Ramsdale and Emile Smith Rowe may also be on the move, and it’s unclear if Reiss Nelson or Leandro Trossard would be permitted to depart. With Arteta’s current contract set to end in2025, Arsenal is determined to win him a new contract and will step up their efforts in this regard.

They’ve put these talks on hold because of the hectic season, but the fact that they’re preparing to make another big investment this summer shows how much faith they have in their manager—who is regarded as one of the top young coaches in world football.