£100 million powerhouse should be signed, Arteta: Sign Coutinho, £70 million man to be signed and solve Arsenal issues?
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Arsenal should make a move for Leicester City defender Ben Chilwell in the summer window in order to be contenders again.
ARSENAL were once again in the transfer headlines on a daily basis about possible arrivals and possible departures, as it seemed that everyone of their players were linked with a move away, while every player was linked with a move London.
And one name that was high up on the shopping list of Gunners boss is that of Chilwell, who is now easily regarded as one of the finest left-backs in Europe right now and arguably the best in the Premier League.
Chilwell has been among the biggest revelations of this season’s Premier League that played a critical role in Leicester’s ascension to third place in the table, Arsenal kept tabs on Chilwell a few years ago but decided to wait before making an official transfer move.
But they should come back with a generous offer in the summer as they are currently getting very little out of their full-backs, and should if they wish to close the gap on the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool for that Premier League title.
It is no secret Mikel Areta has some issues at the back that needs to be sorted out before the season starts next season, and he will be hoping that he gets the kind of money it would take to complete a £70 million deal for Chilwell.
The England international is one of the most intelligent left-backs in the game with great runs and attacking flare which combine smoothly with his defensive qualities, and the fact that he is also proven in the Premier League, means that he would not need long to get used to the English game.
Arsenal need to change their transfer policy or they will never challenge again, but if they can sign the likes of Chilwell, plus a few more, then they could be challenging sooner rather than later.
If Arsenal want to be contenders for that Premier League title next season, then they need to sign up Philippe Coutinho.
There has been a lot of speculation in the media that Mesut Ozil could be leaving the club in the next couple of windows after failing to impress boss Mikel Arteta, meaning the Gunners will need to add a ready-made creative superstar to the club like Coutinho.
Coutinho made a name for himself at Liverpool as one of the best creative midfielders in the game and Barcelona were determined to acquire his services as the long-term replacement for Andreas Iniesta, but his move to the Camp Nou has not gone down as well as many had hoped and after the arrival of Antoine Griezmann, he has fallen well down the pecking order, meaning the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United are interested in a potential deal.
And according to reports, Arsenal will be able to delve into their transfer kitty at the end of the season and wrap up a potential deal for Coutinho at an asking price of just £77 million, a cut-price from the £157 million that Barcelona paid Liverpool just a few seasons ago.
Arsenal could become Premier League title contenders once again next season if they acquire the services of Kalidou Koulibaly.
Koulibaly has been outstanding for Napoli over the past few seasons and his performances has attracted all sorts of interest from the games biggest clubs, with the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City, Real Madrid and even Barcelona all joining Arsenal in the chase for the defenders signature.
And Arsenal could turn into Premier League title contenders next season if they just make the right world class signings, The Gunners have slumped to 10th place in the Premier League table with 10 points separating them from the top four following a turbulent start to the season under Unai Emery, and they need to spend their money on more than rising talents.
Strong, classy and composed, the 28-year-old is rightly considered world-class and would be a major statement of intent from Arteta in his quest to get the club back challenging for more than a top four spot.
But now that the club have managed to secure deals for Pablo Mari and Cedrik Soares, there will now be a feeling that Arteta will not look to improve the back-line at the end of the season.
But if he is to sign big time players, then he should start with the signing of Koulibaly as he could be the leader that the club are seeking, especially as they need to add a bit more experience to that back-line.
ARSENAL saved a ton of money this transfer window but need to invest that at the end of the season or they will never close that gap on the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool, who will also be looking to improve their squads when the summer transfer window opens up.
So if Arteta does get the money, £100 million would be worth the money to land this guy and solve many issues at the back.