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Report: Arsenal targetting exciting £165m Premier League duo in the summer

Arsenal are setting their sights on strengthening Mikel Arteta’s squad this summer by focusing on adding a striker and a winger.

The club, under the ownership of Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE), is aware that further enhancements are required if Arsenal is to contend more effectively for major trophies.

Among the targets for the upcoming transfer window is Newcastle’s Alexander Isak, who could cost around £100 million. Isak has been on Arsenal’s radar since before his move to Newcastle in 2022, and his potential acquisition would significantly bolster Arsenal’s attacking options. Another name linked with Arsenal is Viktor Gyökeres of Sporting in Portugal, who has had an impressive season with 36 goals. His buyout clause is reportedly around £86 million. Although Arsenal had shown interest in Juventus’s Dusan Vlahovic, their focus seems to have shifted away from the Serbian striker.

Arsenal are also considering Crystal Palace’s Michael Olise, a young talent who has impressed despite limited appearances due to injury. With a release clause that becomes active this summer, valued at approximately £65million, Olise is also attracting attention from other top clubs including Aston Villa, Manchester City and Manchester United.

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Olise had struggled to maintain fitness in recent years, but it recent months he has been sensational for Crystal Palace,

In addition to player acquisitions, Arsenal must navigate financial constraints under the Premier League’s profitability and sustainability rules. However, the club’s sporting director, Edu, is expected to have a similar budget to last year, supported by the financial health of KSE, which has seen a significant increase in value thanks to successes in various sports ventures, including the Denver Nuggets winning their first NBA title.

As Arsenal prepares for the upcoming transfer window, they are not just focusing on immediate recovery from their recent setbacks but are planning a robust strategy to build a competitive squad around Arteta’s vision, aiming for a stronger challenge in all competitions next season.

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