10 Arsenal summer transfer targets
Arsenal are targeting high-profile players such as Declan Rice, Martin Zubimendi, and Ferran Torres in the summer transfer window.
- The Gunners are also eyeing promising youngsters, including Ivan Fresneda, Devyne Rensch, Adam Wharton, and Romeo Lavia.
- Mikel Arteta aims to strengthen the squad in various positions and is also considering options like Moussa Diaby, Wilfried Zaha, and Marc Guehi.
With the summer transfer window fast approaching, Arsenal have set their sights on an ambitious recruitment drive to boost their squad and keep themselves in contention for top honours, although if they sign even half the players they’ve been linked with, they’ll end up with more than Chelsea.
Arsenal are said to be confident that they can lure English midfielder Declan Rice to North London, offering a salary four times his current earnings at West Ham.
The move would see Rice’s weekly wage skyrocket to nearly £240,000 from his current £60,000. As a dynamic and versatile player, Rice would be a welcome addition to Mikel Arteta’s midfield.
In the pursuit of further midfield reinforcements, Arsenal are also said to be leading the race for Real Sociedad’s Martin Zubimendi.
The Spanish midfielder has attracted interest from several top European clubs, including Barcelona and Chelsea, but recent reports suggest that the Gunners are on the brink of announcing his signing.
Arsenal are also reportedly among the top clubs vying for the signature of Blackburn Rovers’ teenage sensation, Adam Wharton. The 18-year-old midfielder, likened to a taller Jack Wilshere, has turned heads with his impressive performances, sparking interest from Newcastle United, Leicester, Tottenham, and West Ham.
In their search for attacking options, Arsenal have reportedly turned their attention to Barcelona’s Ferran Torres.
The 23-year-old winger has struggled for consistent playing time at Camp Nou, but a move to Arsenal could reignite his career.
The Gunners face competition from Aston Villa, but Torres is reportedly open to a transfer, pending Barcelona’s decision on his future.
Defensively, Arsenal are exploring options to strengthen their right-back position. Real Valladolid’s Ivan Fresneda and Ajax’s Devyne Rensch have both emerged as potential targets.
Fresneda, a highly-rated youngster with a €20 million release clause, has attracted interest from AC Milan and Newcastle United, while Rensch’s versatility and potential have caught Arsenal’s eye despite competition from Brighton and Sevilla.
Blackburn are keen on retaining Wharton until he reaches around 100 appearances, but this hasn’t deterred Arsenal and other Premier League clubs from monitoring his progress.
As the transfer season approaches, Arsenal’s interest in Wharton signals their intent to invest in young, promising talent.
Other potential transfer targets on Arsenal’s radar include Bayer Leverkusen’s Moussa Diaby, Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha and Marc Guehi, and Southampton’s Romeo Lavia.
With plans to bring in no less than four reinforcements, it’s clear that Arsenal are gearing up for an ambitious summer of activity.
If successful in their pursuits, the Gunners could emerge as serious contenders in the 2023/24 season, reinvigorating their fan base and challenging for top honours once again.