Reports on Monday indicated Arsene Wenger is to be given £70 million to spend in the summer allowing the Arsenal squad to be further strengthened. We look at possible signings that could allow Arsenal to compete for silverware again:
Arturo Vidal- Juventus
The 25-year-old has been key to Juventus's success both in the league and in Europe. He plays in a deeper role allowing players such as Andrea Pirlo to move forward and dictate the game.
For Arsenal he could play in a similar role, either on his own or alongside Jack Wilshere. Making an average of five key tackles per game, Vidal will provide stability to Arsenal's midfield and fill the space left by the departure of Alex Song last summer.
His pass success rate of 87 percent means that when Arsenal are in possession he can keep the game ticking over, eight assists also show that he has an eye for a pass and could create deadly partnerships with the likes of Theo Walcott and Lukas Podolski.
Andrea Ranocchia- Inter Milan
Arsenal have struggled in seasons past defending set pieces, Laurent Koscielny has been bullied by big centre forwards in the box. Standing at 196cm, Ranocchia is a dominant presence in both boxes, using his height to win aerial duels. Making an average of four key tackles and an average of blocking at least one shot per game shows that Ranocchia is not afraid of putting his body on the line for the club.
Ranocchia also fits in with the style Arsenal play, comfortable on the ball as shown with his 87 percent pass success rate would allow the team to build from the back, maintaining possession in all areas of the pitch, this also allows an outlet for Arsenal's midfield if an opposing team is pressing high up the field.
Luiz Gustavo- Bayern Munich
With the arrival of Javi Martinez, Gustavo's playing time has suffered as a consequence, only featuring in ten games this season. Another holding midfield player with a keen eye for a pass- as shown with his 94 percent pass completion rate.
Gustavo's main strength lies in his ability to read the game and see it developing before him, this can be seen by his average of two interceptions per game, this would allow Arsenal to win over possession of the ball and then go on the attack.
His lack of playing time could mean that a transfer offer may be accepted at a cheaper price, this would allow Arsenal to pick up a quality player at a bargain price.
Wilfried Bony- Vitesse Arnhem
It's clear that Arsenal have missed one player in particular this season, with Robin van Persie has been banging in goals left, right and centre for Manchester United. Arsenal have missed his goal scoring ability, Olivier Giroud has not cut it so far this season.
Quick, strong and a clinical finisher Wilfried Bony would be well suited to the Premier League - 19 goals in 20 games for Vitesse already shows how good a finisher this player is. His strength allows him to hold off defenders allowing team mates to play the ball into his feet. His speed allows him to turn defenders and leave them for dead before rifling a thunderous shot past keepers.
Also strong in the air, Bony is as comfortable receiving the ball to feet as he his powering headers past keepers. This would give Arsenal more options when attacking, instead of passing the ball around looking for an opening, they can whip the ball in towards Bony allowing him to get a header on goal.
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