Arsenal 'in good position' to bring 'main targets' to the Emirates

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta giving instructions to his team

Arsenal are still well-placed to land their “main targets” this summer despite missing out on Champions League football, according to transfer insider Dean Jones.

It is expected to be a busy summer at the Emirates, even though the Gunners failed to secure a top-four finish.

What happened to Arsenal at the end of the season?

Heading into the final three games of the season, Arsenal looked to be in pole position to finish fourth as they held a four-point advantage over rivals Tottenham.

However, they then lost the north London derby, and followed that up with a dismal performance at Newcastle, where they were beaten 2-0.

Mikel Arteta’s men bounced back on the final day to thrash Everton 5-1, but by then it was too late, as Tottenham won their last three games to pip Arsenal to fourth spot by just two points.

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What has Jones said about Arsenal’s summer plans?

Arsenal may have been planning to play in the Champions League next season, but they will be featuring in the Europa League instead.

Jones has admitted that some of their transfer targets may now need to be convinced that they should still move to Arsenal, but he feels that the north London club can get some major signings through the door.

Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, Jones said: “I think they are still in a good position to get those players through the door. Obviously, they’ve got to do some good convincing with some players, but ultimately, they believe that the progress that they’ve made this season, they’re playing European football again, Arteta’s personal touch with players, his man-to-man management, is going to be enough to convince most of their main targets that this is still a good place to come.”

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Who have Arsenal been linked with?

Arsenal have been linked with Gabriel Jesus in recent weeks, and he is believed to be their number one target, according to The Athletic.

The Brazilian has just won his fourth league title with Manchester City, and is likely to want to be challenging for more silverware next term, so it will be up to Arsenal to convince him that they are capable of doing this.

The same report claims that the Gunners are also looking at a trio of Serie A strikers in the shape of Tammy Abraham, Gianluca Scammaca and Victor Osimhen.

Meanwhile, Arteta is keen to strengthen his midfield, and has urged Arsenal to put in an opening bid of £25m for Leicester’s Youri Tielemans, as reported by The Telegraph.

Arsenal’s starting XI for 2022/23 season?

With the above targets in mind, Arsenal’s starting XI on the first day of next season could look something like the below…

Arsenal potential starting XI 2022-23
Arsenal potential starting XI 2022-23
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