Asier Illarramendi quickly went off the market after interest was made public, while Fellaini too could be reunited with David Moyes this summer at Old Trafford. Arsenal’s advances for Lars Bender have been fruitless, but it doesn’t mean there is a lack of options to bolster the midfield.
The club’s spending power this summer will see them into a new market, but that isn’t always necessary. Europe continues to hide one or two gems, while the spending of others have made certain players surplus to requirements. There are plenty of opportunities for Arsenal to significantly strengthen an area of the pitch that has been deemed one in need of addressing.