It seems Arsenal are stepping up their pursuit to make serious changes in the summer, after three major officials at the club met to discuss what the future holds.
Arsene Wenger, Ivan Gazidis (CEO) and the club’s chief transfer negotiator, Dick Law, all met up last month according to a report from the reliable Matt Law.
Whilst Law is expected to leave his position within the next few months, there’s still massive uncertainty on who will be in charge of the Gunners next season.
Reports have continued to state Gazidis and Wenger have fallen out and it’s only a matter of time until one of them walks out the exit door after failing to agree on the next step.
However, amongst all of the negativity surrounding the club, the report in the Telegraph went on to reveal what the club’s transfer plans are, regardless of who’s sitting in the hot-seat by the time the 2017/18 season kicks off.
Arsenal are prepared to make five major signings this summer, addressing some key areas for improvement across all positions in what will be the biggest shake up yet.
Law’s report says they’ll search for a goalkeeper, centre back, left-back, winger and striker this summer, with several names already on the shopping list.
David Ospina, Kieran Gibbs, Carl Jenkinson, Mathieu Debuchy, Yaya Sanogo and Lucas Perez are all rumoured to be facing the chop too.
With those players gone, it free’s up a lot of extra cash to pay off the wages of established, big game players that can convince Alexis and Ozil to sign extensions.
I think the earlier they can get the business done the better, because too often we’ve had to sit through uncertainty as supporters during this season.
Torino’s Andrea Belotti was recently scouted by the Gunners, whilst Naby Keita, Riyad Mahrez and Sead Kolasinac have all been linked with a move to North London.
At the moment, it’s all talk and no action from Arsenal – so unless they want a repeat of this season it’s time to start acting off the pitch as well as on it!