It’s clear that Arsenal will need to invest heavily in the summer after what looks to be 12 seasons without the Premier League trophy.
The Gunners trail league leaders Leicester by a massive 11 points - although Arsene Wenger’s side do have a game in hand.
And it seems that the north London club are planning for next season and have already tabled a bid for their number one transfer target.
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That’s because Spanish newspaper AS claim that Arsenal have submitted an bid to Real Madrid to sign midfielder Toni Kroos.
And it’s hardly surprising that the club are targeting a midfielder.
Current ageing midfielders Mathieu Flamini, Tomas Rosicky and Mikel Arteta are all set to leave the Emirates in the summer and it’s obvious that Wenger will need to bolster that position.
The French boss signed Mohamed Elneny from Basel in January, but the 23-year-old has had very little chance to impress at his new club.
Kroos signed for the Bernabeu club from Bayern Munich in July 2014 in a £20 million deal.
But he hasn’t had the pleasure of lifting any major trophies during his time at the club, with rivals Barcelona completing the treble last season.
And it appears the Catalan club could be winning a historic ‘double-treble’ leaving Zinedine Zidane’s side, once again, trophyless.
Madrid are even more unlikely to win the league than Arsenal this season, as they trail Barcelona by 12 points with just nine matches remaining.
Kroos missed just two league games last season and has appeared in all but three La Liga matches this campaign.
He may be tempted by a move to the Emirates to join up with compatriot Mesut Ozil. The Arsenal playmaker has been in magnificent form this seasons, registering 18 assists in the Premier League, just two short of the record set by Thierry Henry.
However, the proposed deal could face difficulties with the future of both managers seemingly under threat.
There have been calls for Wenger to end his 20-year tenure at Arsenal, with fans creating a banner reading: “Arsene, thanks for the memories, but it’s time to say goodbye.”
Meanwhile, Zidane, who has only been manager of Madrid since January, has cast doubt on his long-term future recently.
When asked what his role would be in the club’s transfer dealings, Zidane responded by saying: "I can't know what role I'm going to have if I don't know if I'm going to be here. We'll see what happens at the end of the season," the Frenchman was quoted as saying by Spanish newspaper Marca.
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