An perception into Arsenal’s switch plans has been forthcoming just lately.
Arsenal spend nicely
Arsenal had a reasonably lively 2021 summer time switch window this yr, throughout which they introduced in six senior gamers.
All of those gamers have been beneath the age of 24 on the time of signing, and look set to symbolize some sensible enterprise from the north Londoners.
In Aaron Ramsdale, they seem to have discovered their new no.1 keeper for years to come back.
Martin Odegaard is in fact a particularly inventive participant who nonetheless has the potential to develop additional.
Albert Sambi Lokonga additionally seems set for a brilliant future on the coronary heart of Arsenal’s midfield, although he’s nonetheless maybe a yr or so away from being prepared to start out week in, week out.
Elsewhere, a considerably underappreciated signing on the time, Takehiro Tomiyasu, has already cemented himself as Arsenal’s first-choice right-back amid a string of starring shows.
Lastly, Ben White is forming an incredible partnership with Gabriel at centre-back, while Nuno Tavares is a promising younger left-back who has proven indicators that he might be an everyday starter in a couple of years’ time.
Nevertheless, although such enterprise has regarded stable to this point, it’s honest to say that Arsenal should not but the completed article, and there may be nonetheless room for enchancment
Arsenal’s focus revealed
For a lot of, the plain space Arsenal are in want of strengthening in is up high.
Each Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah are out of contact in the summertime of 2022.
This would go away simply Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as an skilled centre-forward possibility.
Nevertheless, Auba himself has had problems with his personal and has missed the Gunners’ final three matches resulting from disciplinary causes – an issue you’ll assume would solely additional strengthen Arsenal’s need to herald some contemporary legs up high as quickly as doable.
However, at the very least in January, that’s, considerably surprisingly, not set to be Arsenal’s focus.
As a substitute, as Fabrizio Romano explains:
The main focus for Arsenal in January is the alternatives within the midfield.
Romano provides that Arsenal are enthusiastic about signing a striker, however means that that is more likely in the summertime of 2022.
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