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Arsenal: Five transfer bargains Wenger should consider

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The season is over, Arsenal have claimed the final Champions League berth available in the Premier League at the expense of Tottenham fuelling many rumours about the £70 million Arsene Wenger has at his disposal. 

Here are a few players who Arsenal haven't necessarily been linked to, but should at least consider them as viable options in the coming transfer window.

Hiroshi Kiyotake

The diminutive Japanese midfielder has enjoyed a fruitful first season in the German topflight, netting four goals and assisting a further 10, he has often been the go-to player for Nuremburg. Not only that, he has created 153 chances for his team over the course of the season, 15 more than German starlet Mario Gotze, in a team that finished eight places further down in the Bundesliga.

Although no formal approach has been made for Kiyotake, having enjoyed a fruitful first campaign with Nuremburg many elite clubs will take notice, Arsenal should be one. With Andrei Arshavin leaving at the end of the season Arsenal need the added depth. 

If Tomas Rosicky chooses to leave the club in the coming years, Kiyotake can accept the role as a squad player that adds depth in an Arsenal squad that should be challenging for top honours. 

Dani Carvajal

Bacary Sagna has recently cast doubt over his Arsenal future by claiming that he would consider a move to PSG or AS Monaco. If so, Arsenal should be prepared to lose the veteran defender. 

Carl Jenkinson and Hector Bellerin are exceptional future options, but Castilla bred Carvajal would help considerably in the Gunners' challenges for silverware next season. 

Averaging 3.4 tackles and 3.7 interceptions per game the 21-year-old Spanish international is defensively inept, but 1.5 key passes per game and 7 total assists this season show that he is also able to pack a punch in attack. 

The young talent is already able to play the short passes Arsenal play and once integrated could be a great player for Arsenal. Carvajal's similarity in age with Jenkinson could be a hindrance however, to the development of both players, which is the one of few setbacks of this transfer. Dani Carvajal is currently valued at £7 million.

Remy Cabella

The man who terrorised Arsenal's defence this season in the Champions League this season must be considered by the Gunners. Cabella, at only 23 is one of Ligue 1's best players and has drawn many similarities to Arsenal legend Robert Pires. 

Currently valued at £5.3 million he would be a bargain, but the Montpellier chairman said he would only consider offers in and around the £20 million mark. 

Cabella has enjoyed a decent season with seven goals and nine assists in all competitions. The young Frenchman is versatile across all three attacking areas, be it in the middle, left or the right, Cabella would succeed at Arsenal. His versatility makes him a good signing, but his stamina is also great. He tracks back to defend and attacks with a real purpose, he is a real team player. Another addition in a crowded position may be a bit too much, but Cabella would be a fantastic addition to an Arsenal squad already full of talent.

Viktor Fischer

The young Denmark international has enjoyed a decent campaign with Ajax this season, netting 10 goals in the Eredivisie in 23 appearances. The 18 year old however is raw and is yet to show his full ability on the big stage, but is set for a big future. 

Playing on the left for Ajax he has been the creative force alongside fellow countryman Christian Eriksen for Ajax's 32nd league title this season. Currently valued at £2.2 million he could be an option for the future, his pace can often wrong-foot defenders and he could become one of Arsenal's best players in the next few seasons if signed. He should at least be considered.

Kurt Zouma

Saint Etienne have enjoyed a magnificent campaign this season finishing fourth. No doubt Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had his part to play but the born leader Zouma has been magnificent. Kurt Zouma is already very good at passing and starting things off from the back, completing 85.7% of his passes. 

Another strength he has is his aerial ability. He rarely loses a header to attackers but also possesses deceptive speed, making him the perfect apprentice to Laurent Koscielny. His weakness however, is in the tackle, averaging 0.6 tackles per game as a centre half is not a good record, but under the guidance of Koscielny, Per Mertesacker and Steve Bould, he has the potential to develop into an outstanding centre back for the Gunners. 

Currently valued at £5.7 million, he could beef up the squad as he replaces Sebastien Squillaci, who is out of a contract at the end of the season and Johan Djourou, who wants to make his loan to Hannover permanent. I could certainly imagine a back line of Ignasi Miquel and Kurt Zouma.

All of these players have fantastic potential and would bring something new to Arsenal. The most important factor however is the lack of competition for their signatures and their seemingly low values. 

Should Arsene Wenger make his superstar signings, he should look at a few of these players to really beef up this Arsenal squad in preparation for a serious title challenge.


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