Arsenal Summer Transfer Rumors 2012: Ranking the Top 20 Rumored Targets

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Arsenal Summer Transfer Rumors 2012: Ranking the Top 20 Rumored Targets
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Arsenal will be—should be—in the transfer market this summer, looking to buy players to supplement the present squad. 

Given the problem the team faced at the beginning of the current season due to the loss of two key players, and—for some reason—the inability to buy their replacement in time, it'd behoove Arsene Wenger and the club's management to enter the coming market swiftly to forestall a repeat of history.

The sentiment right now seems to be that if Wenger could strengthen the present squad with two or three additional players in key areas, the team should position itself to win a trophy or two in the coming season.

The Daily Mail has reported that Arsenal already have agreed to terms with German international, Lukas Podolski, for a summer move to the club from FC Köln. If this is true, it would appear that one major area of need has been handled.

Whatever the merit of this rumor, the normal summer clamor for transfer signing will inevitably return with no less force than in previous years. To this end, every fan, or section of fans, has a list of favorite players considered viable for the club.

I make and rank one such list in the following. The ranking is informed by my perception of where I believe the current squad needs strengthening. I am sure the reader will rank the list differently. Accordingly, I look forward to hearing what readers think.

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