In many ways it’s been a funny old season for the Gunners. At times we’ve looked unplayable, especially at the Emirates, but there have been plenty of occasions, especially in crucial games away from home, where we just haven’t turned up and ultimately that cost us a place in the top 4.
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Since Wenger left, Emery hasn’t had the chance to fully put his stamp on his side but with the transfer window now open he will be given the opportunity to remould the squad in his image as Arsenal bid to make a better fist of things next season.
The transfer window is dubbed by many as ‘silly season’ and you can see why; Arsenal will be linked with a plethora of names over the coming weeks but recruiting the right type of talent is essential.
Here are just some names that could help the Gunners really kick on next term:
With Ramsey off to Juventus, Arsenal will need a new attacking midfielder to replace the Welsh international. Many pundits in Belgium regard the Ukrainian Malinovskyi very highly and he was allegedly very close to signing for Roma in January following his stunning form for Genk. At 26 he’s a good age and he’s renowned for his passing ability, technical control and outstanding deadball deliveries.
With Koscielny constantly spending time with the Arsenal medical staff on the injury table and Mustafi very inconsistent, it must be a priority for Emery to bring in at the very least one quality central defender ahead of next term.
Step up Kamil Glik- the highly-rated Pole who has been linked with Arsenal in the past but a deal never materialised. However, as he enters the peak of his career now would be a good time to pounce and prize him away from Monaco.
Strong, tactically astute, and a leader of men, he was instrumental in the Monaco outfit that clinched the Ligue 1 title a couple of years back and surely after giving his all for the French club for years he would be up for a new challenge in North London; if Arsenal can see off any competition for his signature of course.
Currently plying his trade in Spain will Real Betis, Firpo is another highly-rated defensive talent and it’s been obvious to every Arsenal fan for seasons now that the left-back position has been a major problem.
Quick and very much in the mould of your modern-day full-back, he’s been outstanding in Spain but his release clause is €50 million, which in today’s market may not seem so crazy. The 22-year-old is very attack-minded but has the pace and intelligence to prove defensively solid and he’s versatile too, having even featured at centre-back when required at his current club.