Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta has already intimated that the summer would be busy for the club.
This season, Arsenal finished fifth in the Premier League, just two points outside of the Champions League positions.
Arsenal will have a busy summer as Mikel Arteta aims to enhance his team in preparation for the return to European action.
The Gunners were forced to settle for the Europa League in the end, but Arteta is looking forward to the challenge.
The priority for next season will be to push Spurs for a spot in the top four, but Antonio Conte’s team has already strengthened with the free transfer signing of Ivan Perisic.
Last summer, Arsenal spent more than £140 million on new players, and the club is expected to spend similarly this summer.
Oleksandr Zinchenko receives a boost
Gabriel Jesus and Ilkay Gundogan had previously been linked with a move to the Emirates before Oleksandr Zinchenko, a versatile left-back, emerged as a third Manchester City candidate.
Even though the Ukrainian has been a consistent performer for Pep Guardiola during his time at the Etihad, Arteta is desperate to lure him away from his old teammate.
They got a boost this week when the Manchester Evening News reported that City would have to persuade Zinchenko to stay by promising him more regular game time.
With Joao Cancelo to contend with, that may be a tall order.
Lucas Torreira made a decision.
Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira has revealed that he will depart the club this summer after spending the season on loan at Fiorentina.
A return to Serie A is extremely likely, and the Uruguayan has expressed his desire to do so.
This season, Torreira has five goals and two assists, and his future appears to be set outside of north London.
He said in an interview with FanPage: “My preference is to stay at Fiorentina, but the club must first reach an agreement with Arsenal.
I am in fantastic health in Florence. In Italy, I’m doing OK.”
Tielemans, Youri’s decision
Arsenal are looking to add to their midfield this summer, with Leicester’s Youri Tielemans a top target. The Belgian has been an important part of Brendan Rodgers’ stay at the King Power Stadium, but it now appears like he may go.
“Arsenal’s interest in Youri Tielemans has not waned, and their plans have not changed.”
He’s a target for the midfield, but a deal isn’t imminent because negotiations will take time,” according to transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano.
“Two other clubs are also interested in Tielemans, who is expected to depart Leicester this summer.”