The summer transfer window is just around the corner, and according to reports, the decision makers at Arsenal have made their shortlist of potential targets.
According to The Telegraph, the Gunners held a meeting in which there was a serious discussion about new recruits at the Emirates.
Arsene Wenger and chief executive Ivan Gazidis were both present at the said meeting, even with their futures still uncertain, and without any public statements from the club regarding the issue.
The reported conclusion of the meeting was that a new goalkeeper (something Arsene Wenger said after the game against Sunderland that the club definitely don’t need), centre-back, left-back, winger and striker will all be needed for the next season.
From recent reports, Schalke’s left-back Sead Kolasinac is the only player that has been seriously linked with the club, with multiple sources claiming he will sign on a free transfer on July 1.
The main favourite for a striker is reportedly Alexandre Lacazette. Arsene Wenger is reportedly a big fan of the French striker and the Lyon player is almost certain to leave this summer.
In a centre-back position, a replacement will be looked for as ageing Per Mertesacker failed to make a single appearance this season.
Another ageing player is Petr Cech, the 34-year-old Cech can still produce quality performances but a long term replacement will be needed sooner rather than later and Arsene Wenger seemed to hint that Wojciech Szczesny could return.
The only remaining position is that of a winger, and if the situation regarding Alexis Sanchez doesn’t resolve positively for Arsenal, the club will need to work really hard to find a suitable replacement, though it’s seems like an impossible task to replace a player of Sanchez’s calibre.