Arsenal promised a lot prior to this summer’s transfer window opening. Talk of a £70 million budget and the ambition to match the very best in Europe has thus far been married with absolutely nothing in the way of genuine signings, because Yaya Sanogo on a free transfer is far from good enough for what was promised.
It was also suggested that Arsenal wanted to get their business done early and prepare for the start of the season, though as yet the club still seem to be juggling a number of targets with the likelihood of dropping all at once. But despite high-profile names flying off the shelf this summer, Arsenal are still in with a shout of landing a host of important names. There are a number of players available who should be considered absolutely vital targets ahead of the new season.