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5 signings that Arsenal need to make to be competitive again

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Yannick Carrasco will be an ideal signing for Arsenal

Arsenal’s season has turned from a dream into a nightmare in a matter of few weeks. The Gunners have lost 6 out of their last 9 fixtures and any hopes of a silverware are fading as fast as their hopes for a first Premier League title in 13 years came to an abrupt halt. 

The North London outfit need a massive overhaul of the squad, in addition to a change at the helm and possibly the backroom ahead of the upcoming season. Whether Arsene Wenger should continue as the manager or who should replace him is a topic for another day and today we look at the 5 players who Emirates stadium outfit can sign to challenge for top honours once again.

#1 Yannick Carrasco

The Atletico Madrid forward has made a name for himself as one of best upcoming wingers in world football right now. The 23-year-old has pace to burn and an abundance of trickery to breeze past defenders and cause havoc on the wings.

With 12 goals and 5 assists so far in the season, Carrasco has been one of the positives in what has been a rather dismal season for Diego Simeone’s side. The Gunners have struggled for creativity on the wings due to the propensity of current wingers Alexis Sanchez and Theo Walcott – even Alex Iwobi – to drift in. This forces the full-backs to provide width to Arsene Wenger’s side during attack.

The signing of Carrasco will help sort the issue while providing some much-needed creativity on the wings and width during attack. It has been reported that the Gunners have been on the lookout for a winger for a long time with names such as Riyad Mahrez often been linked with the Gunners. While Mahrez does have the x-factor and has Premier League experience his worrying dip in form could force the Gunners to look elsewhere.

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