Deal Close: Arsenal in talks with Agent over €36m-rated

A new defender is reportedly on the agender of Arsenal this summer transfer after yet another frustrating Premier League season wherein they finished outside of the top-four. According to reports, though, the club’s hierarchy are unlikely to sanction any fee unless the club beat Chelsea in the Europa League final and secure a return back to the Champions League football.

Meanwhile, Mikel Arteta wants to overhaul his Arsenal squad at the end of the season and star men like Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang according to top online pokies could be sold, reports The Sun.

Arteta has made a huge impression at Arsenal since replacing Unai Emery before Christmas and the general feeling is the club have made huge strides already on the pitch.

The only thing missing from Arteta’s start to life as manager is results and the Spaniard is ready to be ruthless with the squad in the summer.

Arteta has only won three of his first nine matches in charge of Arsenal and things are yet to really click in the attacking third even with Mesut Ozil, Lacazette and Aubameyang all starting.

There have been suggestions all season one of Lacazette or Aubameyang will move on at the end of the season to free up funds to spend but Arteta could axe both.

Aubameyang is reportedly determined to play Champions League football next season and the Gunners are unlikely to secure a top four finish this term.

Lacazette, meanwhile, has scored only five league goals all season and hasn’t netted away from home against a current top-flight team in 662 days.

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