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Arsenal reportedly list 10 transfer targets for the summer

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According to a report, Arsenal have listed their transfer requirements and possible targets for the summer.

Arsenal have reportedly set plans for the summer transfer window ahead of a massive squad overhaul.

In a detailed report from the Athletic, Arsenal have set plans to strengthen in every department but the attack. Goalkeepers, defenders across every position, central midfielders, and No 10s are wanted.

Despite rumors linking Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez to the Emirates Stadium, the Manchester City wingers weren’t mentioned in the report.

Goalkeepers

Despite being set to return to Brighton, Maty Ryan hopes to continue at Arsenal. The Australian had a decent loan spell in the second half of last season. But it seems Mikel Arteta has other backup options in mind for Bernd Leno.

Championship play-off final goalkeepers David Raya (Brentford) and Freddie Woodman (Swansea) are allegedly on Arteta’s shortlist.

Central defenders

Jules Kounde is the man every team, including Arsenal, wants in their backline these days. But with the Gunners out of Europe for next season, the Sevilla man will probably consider other options.

Bayer Leverkusen star Edmond Tapsoba, therefore, has emerged as an alternative. Arsenal are ‘seriously interested’ in the 22-year-old, but he won’t come cheap.

Arteta could instead rely on William Saliba for next season if the 20-year-old impresses on his return on loan from Nice.

Full-backs

Hector Bellerin and Ainsley Maitland-Niles are reportedly on their way out in the summer transfer window. Signing a new right-back, therefore, could be on the cards.

As it stands, though, Arsenal have two left-back targets in mind in Crystal Palace’s Tyrick Mitchell and Hibernian’s Josh Doig.

Central midfielders

Yves Bissouma has impressed Arsenal in the Premier League since joining Brighton from Lille in a €16.90 million deal in 2018. He is viewed as an ideal partner for Thomas Partey.

Sander Berge, who currently plays for the relegated Sheffield United, is also on the club’s radar as doubts grow on Granit Xhaka’s future. Dani Ceballos, meanwhile, has returned to Real Madrid after his second loan spell ended.

No 10s

The obvious man for the job is Martin Odegaard.

 The 22-year-old enjoyed an impressive spell on loan. He joined Arsenal in January from Real Madrid and quickly settled in, making some key contributions in his short time. His form has sparked talk of a second loan deal or perhaps even a permanent transfer.

But Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane’s exit could keep Odegaard in Spain.

Norwich star Emi Buendia is also a reported target for the Gunners in this position.

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