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3 players Arsenal should target in the summer transfer window

  • Arsenal should be challenging for the title if they secure these 3 signings over the summer.
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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 21:28 IST

Emery should try to improve the much maligned defence
Emery should try to improve the much maligned defence

Alex Iwobi and Alexandre Lacazette scored first half goals which set up a 2-1 victory for the Gunners over Huddersfield town. This was Arsenal’s first away victory since November. The last 5 away matches had given Arsenal a single point and they were slipping down in the race for Champions League qualification.

Unai Emery two days back, accepted the fact that Arsenal only have an outside chance to finish in the top 4 and Manchester United and Chelsea have better squads to achieve that goal. Emery also said that he doesn’t want to put extra pressure on his players to finish in the top four.

Emery’s team was punching above its weight at the start of the new season when they went 22 games unbeaten in all competitions but recent injuries to some main players has put a dent in its pursuit of the top four.

Here are the three players Emery should target in the summer.

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#1. Nicolas Pepe

Pepe who plays for Lille in Ligue 1 could be a good option
Pepe who plays for Lille in Ligue 1 could be a good option

The Lille winger has caught the eye of many European big guns with his performances this season and he was also linked with Arsenal in the January transfer window. The 23-year-old has scored 17 goals this season and assisted 11 in all competitions. The Ivorian is just one goal behind Kylian Mbappe and has a contract which runs until 2022 June.

His manager rates him in the same bracket as Neymar and Mbappe and that would surely inflate his already high price tag. Bayern Munich are also thought to be interested in the youngster and Arsenal will have to make a quick decision to make sure the summer window doesn’t end up like the January one where they were not able to buy the player.

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