The Premier League title has eluded Arsenal since the 2003/04 season and despite the recent investments made in the signing of top-notch footballers, Arsenal have fallen short of the standard of competing for major titles. Although the North London outfit finished eighth on the league log of the immediate past season, they won the FA Cup title and looked like a team that can do better with certain reinforcements.
Until Mikel Arteta took over the reigns of the club, Arsenal looked too suspect in defense as they conceded goals with reckless abandon. David Luiz was signed on shore up their back-line of the squad but he accounted for some of the points dropped by the side, hence, the need for a more sturdy partner for William Saliba.
Meanwhile, Mesut Ozil is on the exit radar of the club after falling down the selection pecking order of Arteta, this is the same story for Guendouzi. While the Gunners are on the cusp of adding Willian to their plethora of otherwise strong front line. Even the football enthusiast that have used bet tips that wins have call on the Arsenal board to support Mikel Arteta in the transfer market, else, that will be tantamount to setting him up for failure.
If Arsenal fail to sign quality players this summer, they’d have similar story but we take a swipe at the players that can turn the to title contenders
Partey is said to have a £44.8m release clause in his deal and he’s set his sight on testing the waters of the Premier League, with Arsenal as his next probable footballing destination.
Arsenal have lacked a natural man-marker for some time now, a quality Partey can add to The Gunners squad. Partey is adept at winning aerial duels, intercepting the ball and putting putting in great tackles. He works harder than most of his teammates and makes his presence felt on the pitch.
The fact that Lucas Torreira and Guendouzis futures are up in the air means Arteta will need a top-notch defensive midfielder and Partey seems perfect to partner Xhaka in that middle of the pack
Coutinho has been linked with a move to Arsenal after falling out of favour at Barcelona. He’s currently on a loan spell at Bayern Munich but his parent club does not want the mesmeric player.
Having played in the Premier League with Liverpool until 2018, Coutinho is in tune with the rigours of the league and will add the much missed and needed creativity to the Arsenal squad. He’d offer the option of playing on the left flank or behind the striker. Should the Arsenal sign him, he will not just provide assists, he will help Arsenal retain ball possession and offer threats in attack
Arsenal are not short of players in this position but most of the centre-backs are deadwoods. The Gunners must cash in on Rob Holding, Sokratis, and Calum Chambers to sign the aforementioned Lille centre-back.
The Brazilian has been dubbed as a potential perfect partner for Saliba. He’s adept at bullying strikers and he has pace, with his tackles said to be always well timed. His presence will make Arsenal more solid in defense.
He’s been linked with a move to Arsenal and Manchester United but he’d prefer the London club, where he’d be afforded more game time.