This season was supposed to be Arsenal’s season. The club addressed seemingly the only two squad issues by buying Shkodran Mustafi to fortify the defence, and Lucas Perez to add depth in the striker department.
However, as is evident from current results, things have not been as rosy for the Gunners as fans would have wanted. In fact, the only thing that can cheer Arsenal fans this season is winning the FA Cup or gaining access to Ladbrokes poker codes.
In this article, we will take a look at three potential summer signings that the Arsenal board should make if they want a change in fortune next season. Getting the Arsenal board to invest heavily is a problematic issue in itself, but that is a completely different topic for discussion.
The Gabon international is an AC Milan academy product which found success when he joined Borussia Dortmund. He is one of the fastest football players in the world and he has apparently run 30 meters in 3.7 seconds.
Arsenal fans are well aware of how much damage speed merchants can do as they have Theo Walcott in their ranks, but they are also aware of the problems which come when buying a player who only relies on his speed and pace.
However, they need not worry with Aubameyang, as he is not only quick and pacy but also has good technique, is one of the most skilled players in the Bundesliga, can play with both of his feet and is excellent in finding space in the box. In fact, if you had to describe him with two words you would more likely say that he is a ‘complete forward’ than a ‘speed merchant’.
Diego Laxalt might be a bit of an unknown for most EPL fans, but he is just what Arsenal need. He is a left wing back playing for Genoa in Serie A and will not be an expensive purchase for Wenger and the board should they decide to buy him.
He is great both on and off the ball, marks players tightly and aggressively and is lightning fast with the ball at his feet. He can double as an attacking wing back or a left winger and delivers crosses with great precision. His only weakness is aerial duels, as he is vertically challenged, but other than that he would represent a great buy.
Franck Yannick Kessié
Kessié has been dubbed as the new Yaya Toure, but that is mainly due to both players being from the Ivory Coast and to their similar built than to anything else.
The 21-year-old Ivorian is a defender turned defensive midfielder and is one of the main reasons for Atalanta’s excellent displays in Serie A this season.
He is tall, strong and is a great tackler. He guards the ball excellently and it is very difficult for opponents to dispossess him. He also has a decent technique and passing range which come in handy when Atalanta make the transition from defending to attacking.