Five EURO 2016 Group F stars Arsenal should target this summer

Arsene Wenger, despite leading Arsenal to a second place Premier League finish this season, is in dire need of a title. This Arsenal squad is immensely talented, and with a couple of prime transactions this off-season, could have the right mix to win the Premier League.

The drought has climbed to 12 years without a title, though.

Headlining the list of priorities is scoring more goals. Arsenal have, arguably, the best midfield in the Premier League, but their strikers struggled to finish consistently. Olivier Giroud is quality, but misses too many excellent scoring opportunities.

The centre back position also needs rejuvenation, as 31-year-old Per Mertesacker is entering the downswing of his career. Some of Arsenal’s potential solutions reside in players from EURO 2016’s Group F.

These are the FIVE Group F players that Wenger must consider signing…

Aleksandar Dragović

Football - Chelsea v Dynamo Kiev - UEFA Champions League Group Stage - Group G - Stamford Bridge, London, England - 4/11/15 Aleksandar Dragovic scores the first goal for Dynamo Kiev Action Images via Reuters / Andrew Couldridge Livepic EDITORIAL USE ONLY.

One of the team’s most drastic need is rejuvenating the centre of defence. Dragovic is only 25-years-old and has already had plenty of success with Dynamo Kyiv. He will anchor an Austria backline and have the opportunity to prove whether he can have the same success against top players.

Joao Moutinho

Football - Portugal v Ghana - FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 - Group G - Estadio Nacional, Brasilia, Brazil - 26/6/14 Ghana's Emmanuel Agyemang Badu (L) in action with Portugal's Joao Moutinho Mandatory Credit: Action Images / Andrew Couldridge Livepic EDITORIAL USE ONLY.

A staple in the Portugal midfield, Moutinho is a tremendous distributor and hard-worker from box to box. Jack Wilshere’s time with Arsenal hasn’t been as glorious as many thought it would be, so acquiring a seasoned midfielder like Moutinho would not only provide support, but also push Wilshere to compete for the spot.

Zlatko Junuzovic

Junuzovic never stops working on both sides of the field, and when the run of play stops, he is even more effective. The Austrian forward is one of the premier free-kick-takers in the EUROs, and with Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott showing their talent sparsely, acquiring an energetic forward like Junuzovic would help in the attacking third.

Pepe

Pepe

The 33-year-old has been around for quite some time but has had fantastic international and club careers. While acquiring a younger, more athletic defender might be in Wenger’s best interest, Pepe has plenty of quality football left in him.

Balazs Dzsudzsák

Balasz Dzsudzsak (Dynamo Moscow)

The dangerous winger loves taking on defenders on the left side and will headline the Hungarian attack in the EUROs. Dzsudzsak could serve as a player that adds depth for Arsenal.

 


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