Arsenal: Top 3 things for Mikel Arteta to address this summer

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2. Ok, some players must be signed

I’m not talking about anything spectacular. I would be deluded to believe half of the stories out there, linking Arsenal with the likes of Dayot Upamecano and Mauro Icardi. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but these transfers won’t happen. There’s simply no way to raise funds.

However, there are definitely some hidden gems out there that could be brought in. After all, we are the best at signing players for cheap and them going on to be first-team regulars; just look at Gabriel Martinelli and Matteo Guendouzi for example.

Some names that seem to be floating around that I like the look of include Angelo Stiller of Bayern Munich and Cesar Gelabert of Real Madrid. These are excellent additions to the midfield which would be much cheaper (and arguably more exciting) than signing Dani Ceballos.

Another way to go about signing players is by offering a swap-deal. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, for example, who is rumoured to leave, could be a good option to include in a swap. I’m sure there are dozens of club across Europe who would listen to any offer involving him.

The other way is the good old-fashioned loan system, one that has treated Arsenal well this season until now. However, this may not be as realistic of an option as it would normally be since clubs will be more hesitant to let go of their players.