The targets have already been lined up by the Gunners
Arsenal endured an underwhelming season as they failed to win any silverware in Arsene Wenger’s final campaign. They finished 6th in the Premier League and will miss the Champions League next season.
Unai Emery has been appointed as the new manager of the Gunners after Arsene Wenger left at the end of the season and is charged with the task of returning the club to the European elite while challenging for major honours.
The club have been busy in the transfer window as the Spaniard have addressed the key areas which needed reinforcements. One of the key areas he had to resolve is the defensive line, which was criticized a lot this season.
They signed Stephan Lichsteiner from Juventus on a one year contract, after his contract expired at the end of the season. He will provide the necessary defensive experience to the team and will also provide leadership skills.
Former PSG boss also prioritized signing a central defender as Laurent Koscielny is out injured until November and Per Mertesacker retired at the end of the season. The English side complted the signing of their long time target Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Borussia Dortmund.
The Premier League giants also signed Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen as a long term successor of Petr Cech and are closing in on Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira, who is expected to be officially in the coming days.
Arsenal will make Torreira their last senior addition of the summer, according to BBC Sport, with attention then turning to a youth signing. Targets have already been lined up, with the club eager to keep one eye on the future in their recruitment plans.
David Ornstein of BBC Sport tweeted: Arsenal hope to complete Lucas Torreira deal next week. Agreed with Sampdoria & 22yo. Medical + signing imminent – depends if he flies straight from
#WorldCup to London or via #URU Finishes 1st team recruitment but a younger player for future also likely before window shuts #AFC