So far, the summer transfer window couldn’t have started any better for Arsenal but they’re not done yet.
Mikel Arteta has got his three top targets through the door before pre-season has even begun, having already announced Kai Havertz, and getting the ” Here we go” from Fabrizio Romano for Declan Rice and Jurrien Timber. Arsenal’s total spend this summer is currently sitting at £200million once these three deals have been completed.
According to some club insiders, Arsenal will take a little break and focus on potential exits now before making any more signings. That doesn’t mean the Gunners are finished with incomings, in fact it’s thought Mikel Arteta still wants a couple more players in later in the window.
Arsenal lead the way in the Premier League for the majority of last season, however a lack squad depth handed Manchester City the advantage in the final stretch of the title race and the Arsenal boss is determined to make sure the same doesn’t happen again in 2023/24.
There are many players who could leave the North London club over the next few weeks. Folarin Balogun is one player attracting a lot of interest, most recently from Chelsea, however Arsenal won’t let the player leave unless their £50million valuation is met. Nuno Tavares, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Rob Holding and Nicolas Pepe are all also expected to leave Arsenal ahead of next season.
Arsenal want to bring in another winger to provide depth for Bukayo Saka, especially with Champions League football back at the Emirates Stadium for the first time in seven years, and also another central midfielder, but that could depend on the future of Thomas Partey. The Ghanian is attracting interest from Juventus, as well as Saudi Arabia, but it’s expected Arsenal will ask for a big fee if the player is to be sold ahead of next season.
Names that are currently being linked with a move to Arsenal are Romeo Lavia, Aurelien Tchouaméni and Moussa Diaby with all three players highly-rated by Mikel Arteta.
Arsenal have already contacted Romeo Lavia’s representatives ahead of a move this summer but are yet to place a formal offer. Liverpool and Chelsea are also interested in adding the young Belgian to their respected squads ahead of the 2023/24 campaign.
Arsenal have had one of their busiest summer transfer windows in the clubs history so far and they don’t look like slowing down with the new season under 30 days away.