Arsenal will reportedly continue to invest in their roster in upcoming transfer windows in spite of spending £150 million this summer with manager Mikel Arteta looking to target two key departments.
The north London outfit brought in six new faces during the off-campaign, while 12 stars were either loaned out, sold or released, as the Gunners sought to refresh the squad and lower the average age.
But the club’s much-vaunted ‘project’ is still far from being finished and, according to The Athletic, new additions up front and in central midfield will be next on the agenda.
Arsenal currently have multiple striking options but the club are open to proposals for Eddie Nketiah, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang turns 33 next year and Alexandre Lacazette is set to depart on a free transfer.
In fact, the Gunners would have entertained offers for Pierre-Emerick and Alexandre in the window just gone but didn’t receive any interest.
Over the summer, the north Londoners were linked with swoops for the likes of Real Sociedad frontman Alexander Isak and Inter striker Lautaro Martinez and both could be back on the agenda when the market reopens.
In midfield, Granit Xhaka came close to signing for Roma and there is still a feeling that a more playmaking, creative presence might be required as well as an out-and-out holding midfielder.