Reports yesterday suggested Arsenal were about to exercise their right to re-sign Carlos Vela this summer, after the Mexican forward had impressed for the past three seasons at Real Sociedad.

Though relatively low-key due to the transfer fee and familiarity Arsenal fans have with him, Vela’s signing would be a move in the right direction for the club ahead of next season. Off the bat, he’d be able to stand in for Theo Walcott on the right side of attack, who is sure to have complications upon his return from long-term injury.

Arsenal are not short of cash this summer and Arsene Wenger will need to make good use of his resources to ensure the squad are able to challenge on numerous fronts next season.

If Vela is to be Arsenal’s first signing of the transfer window, these are the six players who could follow him…

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