Three players Arsenal could sign before deadline day
Shona Duthie looks at three possible summer transfer targets for Arsenal this summer
Thierry Henry recently declared that Arsenal need to sign a striker before deadline day. It has been claimed that Edinson Cavani wants an exit from Paris Saint-Germain and could easily slot into the Premier League. Cavani has goals in him and that is what Arsenal need in a forward. Olivier Giroud has improved, but he does not score more than 20 goals a season and sometimes goes missing in the all-important games. Cavani could be a step up from Giroud and give Arsenal that sparkle that they have been lacking so far this season. The Gunners need more firepower and Cavani could be the answer for another strike option. Unless Arsenal and their fans are prepared for another season of frustration, they need to sign a forward in the summer window. Cavani is certainly not shy in front of goal.
The Dynamo Kiev striker has gained the attention of a host of Premier League clubs over the past few months. The 25-year-old scored eight goals in 19 appearances for Dynamo Kiev last season. Wenger has a history of signing players he can develop – the Ukrainian forward certainly fits that bill and could be one to watch for the future. He was previously linked with a transfer to Everton but it has been suggested that Arsenal want to hi-jack that move and go for the forwards themselves. Arsenal fans are putting the pressure on for a forward to be signed before the end of the transfer window and this could be another option for the London club.
It has been reported that Wenger also looking to strengthen his defense before deadline day, and Lorient left-back Raphael Guerrerio has apparently been catching Wenger’s attention. The 21-year-old Portuguese has also gained the attention of Paris Saint-Germain. Arsenal would have to pay in the region of £10m for the player as the Ligue 1 club are said to have valued him at this price. The two areas that many have stressed Arsenal need to strengthen is their forward line and defensive options and Guerreiro is a promising talent that could be a player for now and the future.