Sven Mislintat wants Arsenal to sign players in four different positions this summer, according to reports, in what is shaping up to be a significantly busier window than last year.
Last summer, Arsenal only signed Sead Kolašinac and Alexandre Lacazette, despite a number of high profile sales.
The Daily Mail write that the new head of recruitment at the club has identified the four areas he thinks Arsenal need to strengthen this time around, to help them push on next season.
Let’s take a look at each one:
This one won’t come as a surprise to anyone.
Both David Ospina and Petr Čech’s contracts expire in 2019, and neither have had the best season.
In the last week they’ve had a bit of a reprieve, with Ospina keeping a clean sheet at the San Siro and Čech finally saving a penalty, but that probably won’t keep them around long term.
Ospina admitted last year he wants a new challenge, and Čech will be 37 when his current deal ends.
As a result, Arsenal either need to sign a new first-choice keeper, a new back-up, or both.
Last week we had a look at who they could sign in more detail if you want to check that out.
The team need a top goalkeeper to come into the team now. The likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Mesut Özil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan don’t have a few years to wait on a developing talent.
For that Arsenal are going to have to look into the market, because no one at the club is making a good case for it to be them.