Mikel Arteta announced this Sunday, Arsenal, at the heart of rumors of takeover by Spotify boss Daniel Ek in recent weeks, is preparing to experience this summer the most decisive transfer window of recent years. Between players at the end of the contract, players in incoming and outgoing and unwanted loans, the next few months look very turbulent on the side of the Emirates.
It is already rumored across the Channel that the Londoners, who play a place in the Europa League final this Thursday against Villarreal (2-1 defeat in the first leg in Spain), hope to have a transfer window close to € 130 million. What to carry out some well-felt operations on the market. And inevitably, the first tracks are starting to flourish in the English media.
Plea and Fekir at the head of the gondola
The Daily Mail So goes this Monday on his list of items targeted by the Gunners “To go to the next level” next season as his manager explained. And on this first list, there are two international tricolors and another former Ligue 1: the striker Alassane Plea (Borussia Mönchengladbach) and the attacking midfielder Nabil Fekir (Betis) as well as the Malian international midfielder Yves Bissouma (Brighton), passed by Lille.
To these three players are added the German international attacking midfielder Julian Brandt (Borussia Dortmund), the Finnish international midfielder Glen Kamara (Rangers), the English U21 international defender Lee Buchanan (Derby County), but also the right-backs Max Aarons (Norwich). ), Tariq Lamptey (Brighton) and Emerson (Betis). The first candidates who will undoubtedly be joined by future market opportunities, but who already give a first glimpse of Arsenal’s desires and its priorities. The Gunners transfer window has only just begun.