It’s obvious that Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta needs to make wholesome changes to his current squad in the summer transfer window if he must keep Arsenal be in contention for next season’s Premier League title.
Having inherited the team from Freddie Ljunburg midway through to the campaign, Arteta had to do with the current players at his disposal until the January transfer window.
However, the North London club managed to make some additions to the team with two new players in Cédric Soares (loan from Southampton) and Pablo Mari (loan from Flamenco) during the January winter transfer window, which leaves the Spanish gaffer with few quality players.
That said, there have been speculations in the past couple of weeks linking the Emirates outfits with top-rated players across Europe ahead of the next summer transfer window.
In light of that, amongst players linked move to Arsenal, gooner news have highlighted three players believed will be a shrewd piece of business if the club can prioritize their signing in the summer:
*Note: The names on the list are in no particular order as they are some of the hottest transfer speculations making headlines in Europe and beyond
1. Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid)
Thomas Partey is arguably the best player currently linked with a move to Arsenal owing to his incredible performance in midfielder for Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid side.
The Ghanaian international, who despite being a defensive midfielder, can also be used in the central midfield and attacking midfield has been in red-hot form for the Rojiblance so far this season registering 34 appearances with three goals and one assist to his name.
However, his days with the Madrid club seems numbered with reports that the Gunners are considering to trigger the release cause in his contract with Atletico.
According to FourFourTwo, Arsenal are keen to meet Atletico’s asking price of £42m in the summer amid Liverpool’s interest.
2. Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo)
Domenico Berardi is another player who is being linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium as Offside-football claimed on Tuesday that the Italian star has attracted Arteta’s attention.
The Gunners could be in the market for new strikers following the uncertainties surrounding Aubameyang and Lacazette’s future. Hence, the manager is keeping close tabs on the 25-year-old striker who has scored 83 goals in 245 appearances for Sassuolo.
3. Maitland-Niles (Tipped To Leave Arsenal Next Summer)
As much as getting new players will improve the team next season, it is also good to note that Arteta will have to create space for the incoming ones by letting go of underused players.
Arsenal’s Hale End Academy product Aisely Maitland-Niles is one of the players who could be shown the exit door in the summer. The 22-year-old has fallen out of favor under Arteta who prefers Hector Bellerin and Sokratis ahead of him.
Luckily, the player won’t wait for too long before joining a new team as Serie A sides AC Milan and Inter Milan are reportedly keeping a close tab on his situation at North London.
Report via The Sun revealed that the young man could finally part ways with his childhood club if he fails to regain his spot in the club’s starting line-up before the close the season.