Possible transfer targets for Arsenal this summer

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With the summer transfer window hotting up, Arsenal have been linked with many high profile names, but so far, have only managed to secure a deal for one man, Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach.

After finishing second in the Premier League last season, Arsene Wenger will be desperate to go one step further next season and win the title for the first time since 2004.

Having already added Swiss ace Xhaka to their ranks, one or two more high profile signings can allow them to put up a stronger fight on all fronts next season.


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Here are some names who could add further strength to the squad.

Alexandre Lacazette

Arsene Wenger has become a fan of his fellow Frenchman, and for a good reason, as the powerful forward scored 21 league goals for his current club Lyon last season.

Despite Lyon showing a strong desire to keep their talisman in France, a possible transfer cannot be ruled out. With Lacazette still at just 25, he could prove to be a long-term option.

However, despite having the intentions to offer Lyon around £34 million for the forward, the Gunners have not yet held serious talks with the club over a deal.

The London club need to hurry, however, as rivals West Ham have joined the race for Lacazette's signature.

Ricardo Rodriguez

The Switzerland and Wolfsburg right-back is expected to leave his current employers as interest from elsewhere continues to grow for the impressive 23-year-old defender.

Arsenal are one of the favorites to sign the youngster this summer, having been linked with him ahead of Euro 2016.

Rodriguez has a release clause of around 25 million euros, and with Kieran Gibbs' future at the Emirates Stadium unclear, the Gunners may be tempted to trigger that clause.

Furthermore, Champions League football could be a huge pull factor as Wolfsburg are not always guaranteed a campaign among Europe's elite.

Arsenal's impressive Champions League qualification record could persuade Rodriguez to put pen to paper, along with the chance to work with Switzerland team mate Granit Xhaka.

Moussa Sissoko

This may come as a surprise to many fans because Sissoko failed to perform for relegated Newcastle United last season.

However, some impressive performances at this summer's European Championships, in particular the final, where Sissoko showed his true ability and strength.

Despite painfully losing the final to Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal, the pain could soon turn to joy for the powerhouse midfielder.

Arsenal's interest in the midfielder does show that the Newcastle man has rediscovered good form, however, signing the midfielder could be gamble as the Frenchman struggles for consistency.

Furthermore, Newcastle are set to demand a large sum of money, as reports suggest that the Magpies want £35 million pounds for the French international.

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