The expectation for Mikel Arteta to deliver as head coach at Arsenal may not be as straightforward as winning football matches.
Arsenal’s hierarchical structure dictates that he will not have the final say on transfers, complicating an already highly complex transfer window ahead.
A comfortable 2-0 win away to Southampton will have allayed some disappointment after defeats to Manchester City and Brighton & Hove Albion, but action will most certainly be required in the next transfer window.
There have been a whole host of names linked with a move to North London and, while they vary in likelihood of happening, Arsenal could do well to recruit in certain areas this summer.
Here are the latest Arsenal transfer rumours.
Thomas Partey’s agent is reportedly set to travel to London to discuss the possibility of the midfielder moving to the Emirates Stadium.
According to GHANAsoccernet.com, the 27-year-old’s representatives will travel to the capital in the near future to try and finalise negotiations over his potential move to Arsenal.
Arsenal have been linked with a move for Atletico Madrid midfielder Partey throughout the past few months and the possibility of a transfer happening could depend on how negotiations go.
The Ghana international has been earmarked as a possible solution for the defensive issues in Arsenal’s midfield in recent seasons.
Arsenal reportedly remain interested in signing RB Salzburg’s Dominik Szoboszlai despite increased interest from other clubs in Europe’s top five leagues.
The North London club are ‘well advanced’ in their efforts to sign the 19-year-old midfielder along with AC Milan, according to journalist Manu Lonjon.
Szoboszlai has been in electric form for the Austrian Bundesliga side this season and in particularly good form since the resumption of league fixtures.
If he is to leave this summer, he will most likely join the likes of Erling Haaland and Takumi Minamino in leaving for a major European league.