Recently it was reported that Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is lining up a £55 million assault on the summer transfer market, in the hopes of returning Arsenal to trophy winning ways. This rumour was given some credence by yesterday's news that the club has posted six-month gross profits of £49.5 million.
It seems that Wenger will have money to spend this summer. He could look to add some fresh energy and quality in the shape of Dijon star Benjamin Corgnet, or boost the firepower of his forward line with Anderlecht ace Matias Suarez.
As the prospect of a seventh season without silverware rapidly becomes a reality, the pressure will be on for Arsenal to be major players in the transfer market. Contrary to a popular notion often spewed forth by his fiercest critics, Wenger is not afraid to spend, as he has proven on numerous occasions during his Arsenal career.
Here are five players who could be prime targets for the cerebral Frenchman once he begins the business of restructuring his team for success.