Arsenal’s 2021-22 season has come to an end, and while the Gunners may be upset to have to settle for the Europa League, there is no doubt that the season saw significant progress. The club, though, will not be resting on its laurels.
During the summer of 2021, the club spent over £140 million on new signings, and Mikel Arteta is expected to do the same this time around as he prepares for the challenges of European play.
Defenders, midfielders, and attackers are all on the list, and some big names, like as Alexandre Lacazette, might be on their way out. In light of this, Sports Deputy takes a look at the most recent transfer rumours circulating around the Emirates.
Alvaro Morata ‘very close’
Arteta’s side are also reportedly interested in Atletico Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, according to AS. Last season, he was on loan with Juventus in Serie A. It’s unclear how serious this claimed desire is, but given Morata’s poor goal-scoring record, a move seems unlikely.
Sport, another Spanish publication, followed up on the rumour with a more extensive report. Arsenal has made a €30 million (£26 million) bid for the former Blues forward, according to their report, and they are’very close’ to landing his services.
With the 19-year-old recently undergoing his medicals, Sao Paulo winger Marquinhos appears to be the club’s first signing of the summer transfer window. However, the player may encounter an unintended result.
Wolves were also thought to be interested in the Brazilian, and allegations from journalist Jorge Nicola, through SportWitness, suggest that the club may take legal action against him, claiming that he had previously signed a contract to transfer to Molineux.
Patrick Shick blow
With finding a replacement for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang a priority this summer, the club is said to have focused on Bayer Leverkusen attacker Patrick Schick. The Czech Republic forward had a strong showing at Euro 2020 and continued his good form in the Bundesliga season.
However, there is one stumbling block in the road of the Gunners. The striker signed a new contract with the German club on Thursday afternoon, leaving Arteta looking for a replacement.