The stories linking Matthias Ginter with a move to Arsenal show the club haven’t totally forgotten their policy to build from the bottom, with the Freiburg defender tipped as one for the future.
Yaya Sanogo is already in the bag and is said to have a bright future in the game, having scored a handful of goals for France this summer at the U20 World Cup. Sanogo was seen as a low risk/high reward signing, arriving on a free transfer from Auxerre and likely to see minutes in the Capital One Cup next season at the very least.
But Arsene Wenger is likely to want to continue to supplement his senior squad with young starlets for the future, and the club have been consistently linked with players who will do just that.
Regardless of the need to buy proven, star names, there are very promising youngsters on the continent who will add a lot to Arsenal in the coming years.