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3 players that Arsenal should target before the transfer window closes

Arsenal have already been active in the summer transfer window, as they look to strengthen their squad for the 2023/24 season, as they target the Premier League title this term. The Gunners narrowly missed out on the title in the 2022/23 season, as Manchester City edged them out towards the final month of the league campaign.

However, there are plenty of positives that Mikel Arteta can take from that season, and if they can continue to recruit well before the summer transfer window reaches a conclusion, then they’ll be well on their way to challenging Manchester City for the title once again. The likes of Jurrien Timber, Kai Havertz, and Declan Rice have already signed for Arsenal this summer, and it’ll be interesting to see whether Arteta will look to add further new faces to his squad in the coming weeks.

Gabriel Jesus is out of action through injury, as is Timber, who picked up a knee injury in the first couple of games of the new season, which will have been of particular irritance to Arteta and the Arsenal supporters. Therefore, it seems likely that they’ll look to sign players in the near future, and we’re going to look at three players that Arsenal should target this summer.

It’s been revealed by experts at that Arsenal are priced at 4/1 on Sky Bet to win the 2023/24 Premier League title. Below, you’ll find the rest of the betting odds with this betting site for the title contenders.

  • Manchester City @ 4/6
  • Liverpool @ 7/1
  • Manchester United @ 18/1
  • Newcastle United @ 18/1
  • Chelsea @ 20/1
  • Tottenham Hotspur @ 40/1
  • Brighton & Hove Albion @ 50/1

Odds displayed are correct as of 4:10 pm, Wednesday 23rd August 2023. Odds are subject to change.

Dusan Vlahovic

Vlahovic has been linked with a summer move for the majority of the transfer window in recent months, although a move is yet to materialise anytime soon. The Serbian forward is currently on the books with Juventus, but it remains to be seen as to whether he’ll leave the club in the coming months.

Arsenal are currently without Gabriel Jesus, and there will be doubts from some of the club’s supporters as to whether Eddie Nketiah is a worthy enough replacement to fill the sizeable void left by the former Manchester City forward. Arsenal need a striker with a proven record in front of goal, and Vlahovic fits this description.

Romelu Lukaku

This potential agreement would be down to Arsenal’s need for a striker, and although some might see any potential deal as unlikely due to Chelsea being one of their rivals. Lukaku has endured a tricky few years, but showed glimpses of his quality with Inter Milan recently.

It seems almost impossible for him to force his way into the Chelsea first-team once again, and it seems likely that he’ll be looking for a temporary or permanent exit before the summer transfer window reaches a conclusion. Lukaku was a real handful for Arsenal on his first game back with Chelsea a few years ago, and if they can get him firing, he could be the missing piece in the jigsaw for Arteta’s side.

Joao Cancelo

A left-back is likely to be on the priority list for Arsenal in the coming weeks, with Jurrien Timber being ruled out of action for the foreseeable future, which will be hugely frustrating after such an impressive start to life with the London-based club.

Cancelo has been frozen out of the Manchester City squad in recent months, and spent the second-half of last year’s league campaign on loan with German giants, Bayern Munich. He has since returned to Manchester City though, and hasn’t featured in any of their league games to date.

Cancelo has shown his quality in the Premier League with Pep Guardiola’s side in the past, and his attacking threat would be a real bonus for Arsenal going forwards. The Portuguese international is highly likely to depart Manchester City this summer, and Arsenal will have to act swiftly to secure an agreement for the full-back, as Barcelona are rumoured to be keen on signing him as well.

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