With what started out with the potential to be a stellar season, Arsenal have really fallen off the rails after being educated by their Premier League rivals on more than one occasion but despite this, it seems that the general consensus about the Gunners is that they're only a few top class signings away from competing for the Premier League title.
However, this could be a huge problem, with a lot of the world's top quality players already committed to new clubs, which leaves choices at a premium. So who can Arsenal realistically sign over the summer to improve their squad?
With Arsenal's front man, Giroud under a lot of criticism from fans, it seems like only a matter of time until he is replaced, with two unlikely players being eyed up to fill his shoes. Despite being heavily linked with Tottenham, Danny Welbeck is a potential signing for Arsenal this summer, after apparently expressing frustration at the lack of first-team opportunities at Manchester United.
Wenger is said to be an admirer of the young England striker but it seems likely that United would reject any offers from their rivals.
The second unlikely candidate is Mario Balotelli. It may seem farfetched but it is said that AC Milan 'have given up' on the Italian international and are becoming increasingly frustrated with his antics, with both Arsenal and Tottenham lined up as potential bidders for the ex-Man City man.
Real Sociedad wide-man, Antoine Griezmann is looking the most optimistic signing for Arsenal with initial moves already said to have been made to secure his signature in the summer.
It isn't only forwards Arsenal are in need of though, with Bacary Sagna's contract saga still ongoing and rumours of a move away from the Emirates continually emerging, the Gunners might be looking to sign a new Right-back, knowing that youngster Carl Jenkinson isn't quite ready for a full season of action. It appears that despite recently signing a new four-year contract with the Toffees, Seamus Coleman could be one of Arsenal's main targets, with reports suggesting that Arsenal would be willing to double his current £30,000-a-week-salary.
Finally, one more subdued rumour that has begun circling is the signing of Alex Song, who has had somewhat of a disappointing Barcelona career. With only one year left on his contract and no intention from the Catalans to renew it, Song has been told he is free to leave the club and hopes for a move back to London, however both Tottenham and West Ham have apparently shown an interest in the midfielder - leaving Arsenal as an unlikely candidate to re-sign him.
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