5 players Arsenal could sign before the transfer window closes. SportsRush presents the 5 players that could help Unai Emery rejuvenate his squad ahead of the 2019/2020 season.
For years Arsenal have remained mostly dormant during the transfer season. Unai Emery however, is looser with his purse strings than Arsene Wenger ever was. Emery has already bought in a few quality players to the Emirates Stadium. This, despite being rumored to be strapped for cash.
They have been very smart with their transfers this season bringing Dani Ceballos on loan from Real Madrid and Nicolas Pepe from Lille in a club-record fee of €79 million (£72 million) which will be paid in seven instalments. Pepe’s transfer eclipsed the previous record of €62 million for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Arsenal fans will be licking their lips over their prospect this season. However, they are smart enough to realize that there are still key positions left to be filled. An overhaul will be required to challenge for a top four spot consistently. Supporters will not take kindly to the Gunners playing in the Europa League year after year and Arsenal understand that.
With the summer transfer window nearing its end, it is imperative that Unai Emery and Arsenal act swiftly in bringing in more recruits. Here are 5 players Arsenal could sign before the transfer window closes.
The Celtic Left back is Arsenal’s top target as they head into the final week of the transfer season. The 21-year old Scotsman has won everything with Celtic and will look to prove himself at a bigger stage.
Arsenal have a very fragile back four and are in desperate need to bolster their defensive line. What better to start with the left back who has been compared with the likes of Andrew Robertson at Liverpool. Arsenal have had two bids declined so far. However, reports suggest that Arsenal are confident of landing Tierny before the transfer window closes and the Scotsman is very likely to replace his Celtic Green stripes for the Red of London.
Sky reporter Kaveh Solhekol suggested last week that a deal could be hammered out soon with Arsenal just a couple of million shy of Celtic’s asking price. He wrote:
“Difference between what Arsenal are offering for Kieran Tierney and what Celtic want is “only a couple of million pounds”. Player is happy at Celtic but would like the chance to speak to Arsenal if deal can be agreed”.