As Arsenal look to secure the Premier League title, they may have a lot of work coming during the summer transfer window. They will also qualify for the Champions League after 6 years. That means more games next season and new reinforcements are to be made. They may have to make new signings in the midfield as well as clear the deadwood.
Arsenal reinforcements you can expect this coming transfer window
Arsenal will look to strengthen their midfield this summer either by signing Declan Rice, Moises Caicedo, or Alexis Mac Allister. Declan Rice looks to be the more realistic one as he has a good relationship with Arsenal star Bukayo Saka.
Interestingly, David Ornstein says that Rice is available in the market this summer. His value is between £75m and £85m. It is stark contrast to the £100m he was asked for during the previous transfer window.
Clearing deadwood the main priority
Arsenal still has a lot of players that they need to cut from the wage bill this transfer window. Many of them need to sell quickly before losing their market value. Arteta’s priority when he came to Arsenal was to clear the deadwood.
Cedric Soares, Nuno Tavares, Alex Runarsson and Pablo Mari are the four other nominal Arsenal players who could leave. Although selling Albert Sambi Lokonga needs long-term consideration given his high potential ceiling.
Nicolas Pepe is due to suspend his association with the club, a permanent move to Nice is certainly a possibility, and Maitland-Niles is another who needs to play football after his loan spell at Southampton is over.
Kieran Tierney may also leave as his play time is limited by the arrival of zinchenko. He is also looking for 1st team football elsewhere where he will be valued. Arsenal fans love Tierney and would be sad if he leaves.