Arsenal looked like an obvious candidate for the top four just two weeks ago, but back-to-back defeats to Crystal Palace and Brighton exposed their weaknesses and put them in a difficult position once again.
It now seems clear that even if Arsenal do get such an important place in the Champions League, they are likely to do so only by bypassing some very weak Manchester United and Tottenham teams, and it will require a strong transfer window to ensure that. Never fall behind again next season.
Arsenal’s biggest problem is attack, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring as many goals for Barcelona as the entire Arsenal squad since he left the Emirates Stadium for the Nou Camp in January.
Mikel Arteta is also deeply concerned that Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah are set to become free agents this summer, with hardly anyone left at the club to play up front next season.
Nicolas Pepe’s lack of influence is also a major concern, as the future of the Ivory Coast international will certainly be in doubt, while signing in midfield to bring in a club promotion to Granit Xhaka wouldn’t spoil either.
Here is our pick of three perfect candidates to boost Arsenal this summer…
Elite striker in the pipeline, Darwin Nunez has been on fire with Benfica this season, and he’s certainly perfect for Arsenal to fix their center-attack issue.
The Uruguay international has scored 32 goals in 37 games in all competitions this season and is likely to be a more realistic goal than other top strikers at the moment such as Erling Haaland.
See below as Fabrizio Romano has linked Arsenal to his interests in Nunez, who appears set to leave Benfica for around €80m this summer…
Darwin Nunez will leave Benfica in the summer, at a cost of around 80 million euros. His new agent will now meet with several top clubs to explore opportunities. ?? # conversions
Man United had already discussed his name internally – Arsenal wanted him last January as West Ham but Darwin was not up for sale. pic.twitter.com/Eo5op4DERa
– Fabrizio Romano April 11, 2022
However, as Romano points out, there could also be interest from Manchester United, so it is crucial that Arsenal execute this deal before one of their biggest rivals gets in.
As we’ve written here, Jarrod Bowen appears to be an ideal transfer target for Arsenal at the moment. The West Ham striker has enjoyed some of the best form of his career this season, and it looks like he still has a lot to offer.
The 25-year-old looks exactly like the type of player Liverpool have targeted with great success in recent years – someone who has proven both in the Premier League, but appears to be on their way to a higher level, while currently playing for a club that will surely have to sell if a good offer comes in. enough.
Bowen can also work at large or up front, so it would be helpful to help the Gunners replace the likes of Aubameyang and Lacazette centrally, and Pepe at scale.
Finally, Youri Tielemans is one of the best all-rounders in the midfield who is not currently in a big six team, and appears to be a must-have for Arsenal in midfield.
The Belgium international has been a star player for Leicester City, who have fallen a bit behind this season in terms of challenging the Big Six as they have done in the past few years. This definitely means that they will now have to sell another one of their stars.
Tillmans has his turn to be as successful as past Foxes stars like N’Golo Kante and Riyad Mahrez at a bigger club, and it’s also worth noting that he’s nearing the final year of his contract.
This is definitely a perfect signing for Arsenal and a totally realistic goal to achieve without spending crazy money.