Arsenal: Who should they sign this summer?
Arsenal transfer news: Arsene Wenger linked with a move for Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama
It looks increasingly likely that Arsenal's trophyless run will be extended to eight years after another disappointing season at the Emirates.
The Gunners have been knocked out of both domestic cups against sides coming from the lower leagues, and on Tuesday night they were defeated on their own patch by German giants Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
Arsenal are struggling to qualify for next year's competition too, as they lie in 5th place in the Premier League at present, with north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur occupying the final Champions League qualifying spot.
Arsenal are in need of summer signings to strengthen all departments, and with talk of Arsene Wenger being handed a £70m summer transfer kitty in the close season, who should Wenger's primary target be?
Victor Wanyama | Celtic
The departure of Alex Song for a fee of £15m left Arsenal with a gap in their midfield department.
Wenger's squad currently lacks a defensively oriented midfielder as a consequence of Song's switch to La Liga, and it's a void that remains unfilled to date.
This has left the Arsenal defence, for the majority of the season, unprotected and extremely exposed, leaving the opposition to hit Arsenal on the counter, overwhelming the Gunners' back line in the process.
Victor Wanyama would put an end to such defensive frailties and, more importantly, is available at the right price. The muscular Kenyan has been in great form for Celtic this season, also showing he has the ability to find the net.
At 21, Wanyama is the right age for a typical Wenger signing and has massive potential re-sale value should he fulfil his potential.
A move south of the border would enable the combative midfielder to show his true worth and achieve great things individually. Perhaps his arrival at the Emirates would also coincide with an upturn in fortunes for Arsenal collectively?
Their Achilles heal this season has been in defence, rather than going forward. Wenger's side continue to score goals and have no problem finding the net.
In this instance, Arsenal's best chance of success is through tightening up at the back whilst continuing their free-flowing, attacking brand of football.
Wanyama fits the bill, and could feasibly be making a summer switch to the Emirates.
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