Charlie Nicholas names two players Arsenal could sign this summer

Charlie Nicholas says Arsenal should consider signing Raphael Varane or Virgil van Dijk this summer

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger Photo: The Sport Review

Charlie Nicholas has urged Arsenal to consider transfer swoops for either Raphael Varane or Virgil van Dijk in the summer.

The north London side are bound to be linked with a host of players in the coming weeks and months after their disappointing fifth-placed finish in the Premier League.

It has been a disappointing campaign for the Gunners in the Premier League, as Arsene Wenger’s men ended up missing out on a top-four finish and a place in next season’s Champions League.

With the season officially over, attentions will now inevitably turn towards the summer transfer window and the potential signings Arsenal could bring in.

And former Gunners star Nicholas says bolstering his defensive options at The Emirates must be Wenger’s priority in the summer transfer window, as he singled out two potential targets.

Speaking to Sky Sports before the FA Cup final, Nicholas said: “They need a goalkeeper of high standing to compete with Petr Cech, another centre-back, be it Raphael Varane or Virgil Van Dijk, and I would sell Laurent Koscielny if there’s interest.

“Alex Iwobi will be better for the experience, as will Granit Xhaka if he can work on his tackling, then a centre-forward with pace would be the other priority.”

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