With Arsenal in deep trouble after a disappointing season, they surely need to shop for players in the market. Here are the top 5 players that Arsenal could sign to challenge for the Premier League next season:
5 Riyad Mahrez
The winger was part of the 2015-16 title winners Leicester City. He netted 18 times and assisted 10 goals in Leicester’s triumph to the Premier League. He would be a perfect fit for The Gunners with Sanchez looking to be on his way out of the club.
4 Alexandre Lacazette
With Arsenal looking for an out and out striker, Lacazette seems to be a great option for the Gunners. The French forward has proved his worth in Ligue 1 and Arsene would be hoping to lure the striker away from the Ligue 1 giants.
3 Arda Turan
It has been strongly rumoured that Arsenal will target the 30-year-old Turkish midfielder this summer. Turan has not had the desired impact at Camp Nou, registering just three goals and assists in 18 league appearances this term. While this increases the likelihood that Barcelona will offload the playmaker, it also raises questions over whether Arsenal will risk bringing him in. £25m is the touted price, which is certainly within the club’s reach.
2 Virgil van Dijk
With Per Mertesacker nearing the end of his Arsenal career, despite that stellar FA Cup performance, van Dijk will certainly come into consideration. The 25 year-old centre back is highly sought-after in the league and is a realistic target for anybody with money.
1 Kylian Mbappe
Mbappe is one of the hottest properties in Europe and is perhaps a surprise inclusion on the list. Robert Pires shocked supporters when he declared that he believes his former club ‘will sign’ the French starlet, coinciding with Wenger’s confession that Arsenal are interested in Mbappe. However, the financial muscle and prestige of other clubs will likely prove an issue. Reports that Real Madrid are preparing a bid of more than £80,000,000 will blow the likes of Arsenal out of the water. Don’t hold your breath on this one.