It is the same old story at the Emirates. The familiar fourth place finish, underperforming superstars and an overall sense of disappointment being the highlights of the 2015-16 season. Moreover, the Premier League has only got tougher, with teams like Chelsea and the Manchester clubs bringing in managerial changes and a horde of new players. Leicester and West Ham will look to continue their good form and both the clubs have performed well in the market with some shrewd deals. The Merseyside rivals Liverpool and Everton also look to establish themselves as top clubs. In short, this is going to be one hell of a season and Arsenal must be consistent in their performances to be atleast in the top four places. New players are urgently needed to strengthen the key areas.
Here we look at the transfers Arsenal really need to make before the transfer window closes.
In Borussia Dortmund, Neven Subotic was one of their key players in their multiple league titles under Klopp. However, the spotlight was mostly upon Mats Hummels, although Subotic’s contribution was no way less significant than his. He has been plagued with injuries for the last couple of seasons. And his replacement, Sokratis did well in his absence and now is a first team regular.
On 26 June 2016, Subotic confirmed that he planned to leave the club. He will have no shortage of suitors and Arsenal might be the perfect place for him. He is 27 and has got many years ahead of him. Arsenal are set to miss out on Mateo Musacchio, but signing Subotic might prove to be a masterstroke. He is rock-solid at the back, not afraid to go for last ditch tackles and is a genuine aerial threat. He has got loads of experience and Arsenal might get him at a bargain considering he has only a year remaining in his contract.
Premier League clubs Middlesbrough and Sunderland are also eager to sigh the Serbian centre back, but Subotic might prefer playing for a top club than fight relegation battles.
Dortmund want to cash in on Subotic and Arsenal need a top centre back. This is a move that will satisfy both parties. He is valued around 11 million Euros.