Arsenal eye Belgium double swoop to address squad depth

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Arsenal's squad depth has been heavily criticised in the last few weeks and they are ready to address these issues in the summer with a double swoop on two young talented players in Belgium.

According to the Daily Mail, Arsene Wenger will look for further options in the right-back position with the signing of Daniel Opare from Standard Liege and further bolster his attacking line-up young Zulte Waregem forward Theo Bongonda. While there is no doubting Wenger's eye for promising talent, supporters of the Emirates Stadium club will be hoping depth is the only idea behind signing these two and some more established stars are brought in.

Full-back Opare has been impressing for Standard Liege so far this season after breaking into the first team as a regular in the right-back position. If Arsenal do decide to make a move for the 23-year-old they may want to try and get a deal done early in the summer as he is expected to be in the Ghana World Cup squad, where a good showing could bump up the price.

Right-back may be a key recruitment area for Arsenal this summer, as it is looking as though their current first choice in the position, Bacary Sagna, will leave on a free transfer come the end of the season. Wenger has said he expects the France international to stay at Emirates Stadium beyond this season, but no agreement on a new deal has been forthcoming and at 31 years old it is likely to be his last big contract.

Meanwhile, Bongonda has shown glimpses of brilliance in what is only his first season as a major part of Zulte Waregem's first team. He is only 18 years old and only has five starts in the Jupiler Pro League to his name, but he already has three assists after getting a run in the team.

Again, Arsenal fans will not be best pleased if Bongonda comes in and a senior striker doesn't, but Wenger's track record in developing good young talent is as good as it gets so the Belgium Under-19 international is likely very talented.

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