Arsenal are going to have to get smart this summer as they attempt to restructure their squad ahead of Mikel Arteta’s first full season in charge.

The Premier League summer transfer window is set to open on 27 July and close during the new season on 5 October. It gives clubs a chance to 

recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their business plans and allows for fresh planning and negotiations.

For a club like Arsenal, it offers extra time to figure out which players from this season will still form crucial roles in the side next term and what is needed to get them competing among the top four again.

Sources are indicating to Bleacher Report that Arsenal will have little cash to spend and are going to have to sell players, as well as consider swap deals, loans and free transfers in order to overhaul their squad.

B/R understands that Alexandre Lacazette, Matteo Guendouzi, Shkodran Mustafi, Mesut Ozil and Ainsley Maitland-Niles will all become available for transfer in the coming weeks as Arsenal look to rebuild.

They are trying to convince Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to stay but will also cash in on him if there is no breakthrough in talks. Continue reading

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