Three Atleti stars Arsenal simply must target this summer

Arsene Wenger is doing it again, folks.

The Gunners’ boss is entering into his famed period of wonderful dilly-dallying whilst his Premier League rivals are throwing money at every footballer under the sun in an attempt to compile the most ostentatiously expensive squad in the history of sport.

Wenger, meanwhile, is still banging on about that time he had a chance at signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic and that moment that he considered putting a bid in for Gerard Pique when he was still in the womb.

It’s all getting a little tedious for Arsenal fans, we’d imagine. The same old excuses, the same old nonsense and the same old ‘falling just short’ when it comes to May the following year. Such fun.

Could Atletico Madrid oddly be the club to change this Arsene Wenger stubbornness? It would sure be entertaining if they did, if they managed to get Arsenal to spend recklessly on half their squad only to reinvest it better?

Well, these THREE stars could just tempt the Gunners…

Jose Gimenez

Jose Gimenez

Arsenal have been crying out for a true no nonsense defender for about a decade now. Jose Gimenez could be that man.

We hear you saying that Gabriel is that player, but his reckless streak and headless chicken defending is too often a liability and the younger, classier Gimenez could be the real future of Arsenal’s defence.

Having pushed Miranda out of the Atleti team at such a young age, Gimenez clearly has the potential to go on to be one of the very best in the world.

Not to mention the fact that Gimenez would seemingly slot perfectly next to Koscielny.

Antoine Griezmann

Antoine Griezmann

As Arsenal’s desperation for a striker reaches concerning levels, there is one player who has been regularly overlooked in discussions; Antoine Griezmann.

Yes, the Frenchman has just signed a new contract with Atleti, but all this really means is that his release clause has taken a jump up.

After winning the Euros golden boot and starring as the main striker for Atleti last season, Griezmann is one of the hottest properties in world football right now. The prospect of his darting runs behind the defence being found by pinpoint Mesut Ozil passes is simply mouthwatering, too.

Griezmann’s arrival might even push Wenger towards a 4-4-2 considering the success that he had playing just off of Olivier Giroud.

Yannick Carrasco

Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco

So nearly the hero in the Champions League final, Carrasco still has a way to go if he is to be recognised as one of Europe’s best wingers.

His pace, however, makes him a constant threat and his game has come on leaps and bounds in the last couple of years.

Often used as an impact sub by Simeone, Carrasco would definitely be an upgrade on both Walcott and Oxlade-Chamberlain.