The 2019 summer transfer window slams at 17:00 BST on 8 August. That leaves just 6 days for Arsenal to complete their transfer business.
After a slow start with just Brazilian youngster Gabriel Martinelli joining the club at the beginning of the month, Arsenal announced the double move of Dani Ceballos and William Saliba towards the end of July. Ceballos on loan from Real Madrid, with Saliba remaining on loan at St Etienne.
As July turned to August everything went a little bit mental and Arsenal broke their transfer record signing Nicolas Pepe for £72million, dispelling the media lies around the club having just £40million to spend.
The signing of Pepe showed that form is temporary, class is permanent and players would rather join a big club not in the Champions League over a small club in Europe’s premier competition.
It has been a decent window for the club so far, but we still need to make a couple more transfers. If we get those right it could become one of Arsenal’s best transfer windows in a decade.
We have been heavily linked with Kieran Tierney over this summer and it is clear that he is the clubs premier choice to be 1st choice left back. It is a deal we need to push over the line.
Central defence is also a glaring concern.
It was the defence that let Arsenal down last season and was the primary reason why we are not in the Champions League.
With Laurent Koscielny unlikely to ever play for the club again and Shkodran Mustasfi being offered around Europe, a new central defender is surely on the cusp of coming in?
In recent days both Samuel Umtiti and Daniel Rugani have been linked.
Arsenal are also short in midfield, especially if the club decide to cash in on Mo Elneny.
The Egyptian leaving would leave us with just Granit Xhaka, Lucas Torreira, Matteo Guendouzi and Joe Willock in midfield.
It would only take a couple of injuries or suspensions to see us line up with the 2 teenagers. Clearly we would need to sign a senior pro to replace Elneny. Khedira?
On a side note, we are reportedly in the market for a youthful 3rd choice goal keeper.
We have 6 days to get them.
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