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The two positions Arsenal are set to prioritise in future windows

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The two positions Arsenal are set to prioritise in future windows

 

An insight into the two areas which Premier League giants Arsenal are hopeful of strengthening further over the course of the coming transfer windows has been forthcoming this weekend.

Gunners make moves

It of course proved an altogether eventful summer on the red half of North London.

Amid the ongoing efforts of Mikel Arteta and co. to overhaul the club’s playing squad, a host of changes were forthcoming, both on the incomings and outgoings front.

The Gunners, either permanently or on a loan basis, parted ways with the likes of David Luiz, Lucas Torreira, Hector Bellerin, Joe Willock and Matteo Guendouzi.

And, though the majority of the club’s supporters were left feeling somewhat underwhelmed, those in a position of power at the Emirates were also not shy in splashing the cash.

No fewer than six players, over the course of the window, were introduced to Arteta’s ranks in the English capital.

These came in the form of Aaron Ramsdale, Ben White, Sambi Lokonga, Nuno Tavares, Martin Odegaard and, on deadline day, defender Takehiro Tomiyasu.

The two positions Arsenal are set to prioritise in future windows

Arsenal’s English defender Ben White during the pre-season friendly football match between Arsenal and Chelsea at The Emirates Sadium in north London on August 1, 2021. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Further reinforcements incoming

As outlined above, though, if the latest word stemming from the media this weekend is anything to go by, then it appears that the transfer chiefs in North London are far from ready to rest on their laurels.

This comes with an insight into the plans of the Gunners for the coming transfer windows in January and next summer having since been provided, on the back of the 2021 window slamming shut.

The info comes courtesy of reliable outlet The Athletic, who suggest that Arsenal were actually intent on taking their summer recruitment drive as high as eight players.

Such plans, however, were halted due to the failure to move on either Granit Xhaka or Alexandre Lacazette.

Nevertheless, securing additions in such positions will be viewed as a priority over the months ahead, with The Athletic assuring that:

‘Central midfield and centre-forward will figure prominently on Arsenal’s agenda in the transfer windows to come.’

 

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