Unai Emery wants FIVE new signings as he plans Arsenal title challenge next season

first_imgUmtiti could be sacrificed by Barcelona in order to sign Matthijs de Ligt (Picture: Getty)There is a feeling that Barca would be willing to sell, with the Catalan side looking to free up funds to sign Matthijs de Ligt from Ajax, though he could still cost as much as £60m.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTBayern Munich left-back David Alaba is also on Arsenal’s list of targets and could be a casualty of the German champions’ massive summer overhaul, having already signed Lucas Hernandez in a £68m deal from Atletico Madrid.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThe Austrian, who has been a mainstay at the Allianz Arena, recently admitted that he was an Arsenal fan when growing up and would be open to joining the Gunners.Neither player will come cheap, however, which could prove problematic if Arsenal do not qualify for the Champions League – if that happens, Emery would only be given a £35m budget. Unai Emery wants FIVE new signings as he plans Arsenal title challenge next season Metro Sport ReporterThursday 28 Mar 2019 10:00 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link524Shares Advertisement Commentcenter_img Alaba could leave Bayern as the German giants overhaul their squad this summer (Getty)Much of Arsenal’s budget will therefore need to come from player sales, with the club trying to find suitors for the likes of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Mesut Ozil, while Aaron Ramsey, Danny Welbeck and Petr Cech will all leave.As well as Umtiti and Alaba, Emery is also known to want a central midfielder to replace Juventus-bound Ramsey – Cagliari’s Nicolo Barella has been mooted as a target – and a left-sided winger.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement The Spaniard is looking to make big changes this summer (Picture: Getty)Arsenal boss Unai Emery is looking to make as many as five new signings this summer as he attempts to build a squad capable of challenging for the Premier League title.The Spaniard is still waiting to learn his transfer budget, with his kitty dependant on whether or not Arsenal qualify for next season’s Champions League; they are currently fourth in the league table, while they also face a challenging Europa League quarter-final tie against Napoli.According to The Independent, Emery has prioritised strengthening his defence and wants a new centre-back – with Barcelona’s Samuel Umtiti the club’s top target.last_img

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