Arsenal’s 2021/22 season has come to an end, with Mikel Arteta’s side finishing fifth and missing out on a place in the Champions League. That means that, while European football is on the cards again, the Gunners will compete in the Europa League.
The team was pushed until the final game of the season, but a lack of depth in the squad was a major factor in losing out on the top four. For Arteta, the summer provides an opportunity to fix this before the next campaign.
As the Spaniard prepares for the transfer market, a number of players have been linked with a move to the Emirates. With that in mind, Sports Deputy takes a look at the most recent transfer speculations.
Serge Gnabry return
According to Christian Falk, Arsenal are interested in signing former winger Serge Gnabry. The Germany international is in the final year of his Bayern Munich contract, which has sparked curiosity about his future.
However, due to a lack of Champions League football, a move in 2023, when he would be a free agent, is more likely.
Eddie Nketiah deal
According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah is likely to sign a new contract with the club. With five goals in the Premier League this season, the academy graduate has made an impression.
With his contract set to expire this summer, a renewal is in the works, according to the source, and it will be a five-year pact. It’s a significant boost for the Gunners, who were on the verge of having no senior first-team strikers going into the window.
Cody Gakpo problem
PSV is offering a special financial deal to winger Cody Gakpo in an attempt to keep him this summer, despite Arsenal’s rumoured interest. According to the Mirror, Eindhovens Dagbald is trying to provide a wage incentive and an intriguing deal in order to keep him at the club.