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5 players Unai Emery should try to sign this summer

Ed Jones
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2.30K   //    17 Feb 2019, 03:23 IST

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Arsenal started the season on a very promising note and it looked as though they would get a top 4 spot in order to qualify for the Champions League next season. However, things started to change around November and yet again this season, they have been struggling to score in the first half.

This has led to a frustrating amount of dropped points and some poor performances. However, they have definitely improved under Unai Emery and could still finish 4th if they are lucky.

Their only chance of a trophy is now the Europa League which they are joint-favourites for, along with Chelsea. This is their only possible way to achieve a trophy and many believe that they will win the Europa League.

Looking on to next season, things could be very different. Unai Emery will have had a chance to improve his players and adapt to the English game so it seems likely that they could, in some peoples' opinions, challenge for the Premier League. However, in order to do this, they must make some signings in the summer transfer window.

It is expected that Unai Emery will be given a transfer budget of around £100 million but this seems a maximum and not a penny more will be spent due to the club's high wage bill. Here is a list of 5 players who Arsenal could realistically sign this summer, who would help to improve both the first team and the squad depth.


#5 Jadon Sancho

Tottenham Hotspur v Borussia Dortmund - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: First Leg
Tottenham Hotspur v Borussia Dortmund - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: First Leg

The anchester City graduate has improved hugely this season at Borussia Dortmund. He has also made his England debut on the 12th of October 2018 against Croatia. For the club, he has also been very impressive with 8 goals and 9 assists in all competitions this season.

He may even win his first trophy with Borussia Dortmund, who are currently leading the Bundesliga title race. Dortmund are currently demanding a price of £90 million for Jadon Sancho, which would be a huge return on the £8 million they spent in 2017. However, it remains unclear whether Arsenal would pay that much for Sancho.


#4 Nicolas Pepe

Nicolas Pepe
Nicolas Pepe
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The 23-year-old currently plays for Lille and has attracted some top clubs after scoring 17 goals in Ligue 1 this season.

He is definitely worth a lot to Lille and it seems as though Lille would charge a large amount for his services. Bayern Munich has also been reported to be interested in Nicolas Pepe and so Arsenal must act quickly to ensure that they get their man.

At 23 years of age, he has a lot of potential and Unai Emery would be keen to sign him, especially due to the lack of real wingers at Arsenal, apart from Alex Iwobi.


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