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5 players Arsenal should have signed in the summer

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6.91K   //    12 Nov 2017, 11:31 IST

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Leon Goretzka

Arsenal’s disastrous start to the season has left Gunners fans in anger over Arsene Wenger’s decision to stay as manager of the club.

Only two players were brought in during the summer, and although both have been extremely impressive, more signings needed to be made. New players in other positions could have potentially got Arsenal better results away from home, where they have already lost to Stoke, Liverpool, Watford and Manchester City this season. There’s no way of reversing time, but Wenger will still look back in regret at the players he missed out on.

Here are five players Arsenal should have signed in the summer:


#5 Leon Goretzka

With his contract set to run out this summer, Arsenal should have pounced on the opportunity to sign German international Leon Goretzka at a lower price.

The Schalke midfielder has made an excellent start to the season for both club and country, scoring seven goals in 14 appearances from midfield. With Arsenal looking set to lose Mesut Ozil, the young German could have been integrated into the Arsenal side and fill the void his fellow compatriot Ozil is going to leave if he does move on in January or after this season.

At 6ft 2”, he has all the attributes necessary to play in either an attacking role or a box to box centre midfield position. He is strong in the air and talented with his feet, which would mean he would fit in perfectly at Arsenal. And even if he did not immediately displace Ozil from his position in the Arsenal side, he could replace Aaron Ramsey and offer more of an aerial threat as a third man from midfield in attacks.

Furthermore, Goretzka is just 22 years old, meaning signing him would help Arsenal in the long term, and he’s only going to get better as years go by. He is extremely talented and is arguably a player Arsenal should have got their hands on this past summer. Hopefully, the Gunners can sign the 22-year-old on a free transfer next summer.

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