Arsenal Transfer Rumours: Top 5 Summer Targets for the Gunners
Arsenal needs to revamp next season to challenge for silverware on all fronts, and there are a few big names in mind.
Lukas Podolski has already joined the club, and there could be more players on the way.
The club has been linked to a number of players in recent times, and those transfer rumours will heat up even more now that the season has ended.
The Gunners got the end-of-season result they needed to stay in the Champions League next year, and that could go a long way to helping the club seal the deal for some of its top targets.
Here are the top five transfer targets for the Gunners this summer.
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Within the last few days, Lucas Biglia has spoken up about the Gunners' interest in him. Real Madrid was also mentioned as a possible suitor, and that could really weaken the clubs chances of signing the Argentinean.
Still, there has been no official bid from the recent Spanish champions. Biglia, like Yann M'Vila, would provide some quality depth in the Arsenal midfield.
Biglia would come with a good amount of experience, and Real Madrid's interest in the player is further confirmation of his class.
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The Metro has reported that Arsenal are in talks with French midfielder Yann M'Vila. The French midfielder has been linked with Arsenal for some time and could be seen as a player to help solidify the midfield area.
While Arsenal does have a great number of midfielders in the squad already, there is no discounting how necessary it is to have quality depth in the squad rather than quantity.
A few departures from the club would make M'Vila's arrival much easier and sensible.
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Javi Martinez is the third more defensive-minded midfielder on the Gunners' shopping list.
According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal has strong interest in the player, as scouts were sent to Athletic Bilbao's Europa League semifinal versus Sporting Lisbon.
Martinez does have more versatility than his fellow midfield colleagues, as he is quite capable of playing as a central defender. That quality could prove quite useful if Arsenal finds itself in with injury or form problems in the center of defense next season.
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Eden Hazard is still on all the major English club's shopping lists despite the Guardian's suggestion that he recently hinted about his destination.
Arsenal has still been linked with the player. Signing Hazard will certainly be difficult for Arsenal considering the amount of interest in the player, but if Arsene Wenger really wants the club to move forward, he will do his utmost to make it happen.
They may well have the upper hand, though, as Hazard has spoken of his interest in joining the club a number of times.
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Signing Hoilett would fit in with Arsenal's usual transfer policy, but the player has attracted a lot of interest.
The winger has seven goals and six assists for his club this season, and Arsenal would hope that he continues and increases that productivity playing with some more talented players.