The summer transfer market for 2022 is now open, and it appears that Arsenal is starting to ramp up their business, with the club hoping to make a number of new additions before pre-season begins.
The Gunners have already finalised the £3 million signing of Marquinhos, with the Brazilian signing a four-year contract with the option of a fifth year in North London.
Arsenal is also close to completing a deal to sign Porto midfielder Fabio Vieira, sportsdeputy.com understands, which could be worth up to £34 million.
Certainly, it appears that the club is moving quickly to strengthen their midfield options, and with Youri Tielemans still a top priority, it appears that Arteta’s clear plan is to improve the technical quality of the team, which was a common trait in previous Arsenal teams under veteran manager Arsene Wenger.
In terms of the attacking line, signing top-tier players who can boost the squad’s potential is critical, and Gabriel Jesus of Manchester City is at the top of the list.
Arsenal made a new proposal for the Brazillian international yesterday, but it fell short of City’s £50 million value.
There is a significant belief that a deal can be completed, and new rumors suggest that it may happen shortly, with Jesus attempting to persuade his club to approve his transfer.
The 25-year-old’s initial plan was to prioritize Champions League teams, but no side has yet to make a similar offer to Arsenal, with Jesus now giving the green light to a contract that would see him play his football at the Emirates next season.
It will be interesting to see how this plays out and whether a deal can be reached in the coming days now that the player’s international duty is over.