Five stars Arsenal should pinch from their Premier League rivals

Daley Blind has recently been linked with a move to Arsenal and it looks as though the Dutch versatility player will be on the move this summer as Jose Mourinho begins a summer clear out before he spends more money than anyone could possibly imagine.

Blind was superb for Manchester United last season and, for that reason, it would be United’s loss just as much as it would be Arsenal’s gain.

A truly gifted player on the ball with the tactical awareness to compensate for both his lack of pace and smaller than desirable stature, there is something so Arsene Wenger about Daley Blind.

Wenger is not one to spend big too often, but surely the opportunity to snatch a few of the Premier League’s best players from his rivals is an opportunity that is simply too good to miss.

Weakening your opponents and strengthening your own team sure seems like a good deal, so here are FIVE Premier League stars Arsenal should target…

Kelechi Iheanacho

Kelechi Iheanacho

If Pep Guardiola is to persist in trying to find another centre-forward, Kelechi Iheanacho may reasonably assume that he shan’t be seeing much first team action next season.

With Welbeck injured and Giroud limited, Iheanacho could be the shock big money signing of the summer if Wenger is willing to be patient on his development.

Having proven himself as a goal scorer at the top level, the Nigerian has all the attributes to become a magnificently rounded forward.

Memphis Depay


There’s a lot about Memphis Depay that is just very un-Mourinho and that may well see him leave Old Trafford this summer.

Despite a hugely underwhelming first season in the Premier League, he would still be a player worth taking a punt on.

Quality does not just disappear over the course of 12 months and, considering he is still a developing player, Wenger should ponder a move for the Dutchman.

Roberto Firmino

Roberto Firmino (centre)

Liverpool and Klopp are probably not even considering selling Roberto Firmino this summer, but he would be the ideal player to complete the attacking midfield trio with Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez.

A regular goal scorer whose movements in the final third often put him in a finishing position, Firmino provides so much more of a rounded game than any of Chamberlain, Welbeck or Walcott.

Ashley Williams

Ashley Williams

Williams links to a big move seem very 2013, don’t they?

Well, after several stellar performances at the Euros they may well be about to resurface with dramatic results.

A wise head, Williams offers leadership qualities that are so often bemoaned at Arsenal.

John Stones

John Stones

With centre-backs still high on the agenda at Arsenal, an English Rolls-Royce of a ball-player would be one of the first on their wishlist, you’d imagine.

Okay, Stones isn’t quite in Roller territory just yet, but his calm nature in possession and ability to read the game seem like the ideal assets for a Wenger defender and would be nicely complement by the more defensively-minded Koscielny.

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