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Analyzing Arsenal’s Transfer Targets, What Do They Need Going Forward?

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Could this be the one? Arsenal are on top of the table with 5 points more than Manchester City with one match less than them. A very cozy situation for the team of Mikel Arteta. The amazing string of performances by Gabriel Martinelli, Bukayo Saka, William Saliba, Martin Odegaard, and the rest of the team is uniting the critics in their opinion about Arsenal playing the best football in recent years this season. Even good enough there are many bets on them on They also agree that Arsenal’s squad is lacking players in important positions and squad could be a potential issue plaguing them going forward.

Amazing Form of Arsenal Players and Perfect Management by Arteta

We mentioned some of the players who are playing phenomenally this season. But important thing is that some of them stepped in when it was important. For example, Emil Smith Rowe was injured at the start of the season, but his replacement in the first team Martinelli came and impressed. Same with Odegaard, he and Saka “covered” each other with great performances. Gabriel, Ramsdale, and Saliba held the defense perfectly, with Saliba earning a new contract. All the praise goes to the manager who got the best of his squad.

New Winter Signings – Trossard, Kiwior and Jorginho

There are confirmed signings of Brighton’s Leandro Trossard and Spezia’s Jakub Kiwior and Chelsea’s Jorginho. Trossard played well this season, but the question arises, was he needed? Arsenal have Martinelli and Smith Rowe in that position but Leandro can cover multiple positions in the team. Depending on the style of play, he can play on the left as a wing-back or winger. Kiwior is here to replace centre-backs in some matches, as the rest of the season will tire out the main players. Gunners spent 49 million Euros on these two and additional 12 million pounds on the Chelsea midfielder.

Positions That Need Additional Players

At the heart of the midfield, we have Xhaka who is playing maturely this season and Thomas Partey. Lokonga doesn’t look like he convinced the manager he should play more and Elneny is injured. Gabriel Jesus is sidelined until March and the only remaining forward is the very talented Eddie Nketiah. No doubt he will need some assistance.

Moises Caicedo – Brighton

Brighton player from Ecuador is the one that already received a bid from the Gunners. Seagulls rejected it and are asking for 85 million Euros. Arsenal offered 70 and it seems they are close to an agreement. Caicedo is looking for a change and will try to force a move but not before summer.

Martin Zubimendi – Real Sociedad

The defensive midfielder is on Xavi’s wishlist, and that speaks a lot about the midfielder. The problem here is that the people from the Spanish club won’t negotiate and are asking that the release clause be paid in full. It stands at 60 million Euros.

Declan Rice – West Ham

This player is a transfer target for their rivals from Premier League. Mainly Chelsea and Manchester United. That makes signing him a lot harder. Info from the club is that he is a transfer target for the summer, but its to be seen whether that move can materialise then.

Dusan Vlahovic – Juventus

The Serbian striker was in the scout notes even when he was in Fiorentina. Juventus where faster then but they are in an awful financial position now. Gunners might use that to their advantage and sign a player from their wish list to replace injured Jesus.


Arsenal are in amazing form and the title seems so close. Mikel Arteta has brought in a winning mentality and gotten the best out of this young team so far. When you look at the teams who are chasing them, they will need reinforcements. Some of the players on this list look like they would be a perfect match for them.

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Amiya Saha
Avid follower of Manchester United FC. Have blind faith on the Red Devils at any point. Waiting to see Manchester United bring back the Ferguson era. Has a dream to watch Manchester United play at Old Trafford live.

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