Arsenal Transfer Podcast: A Position-by-Position Analysis of Potential Signings

Ramana BrownContributor IJune 6, 2012

WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - MAY 13:  13:  Arsene Wenger, manager of Arsenal during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Arsenal at The Hawthorns on May 13, 2012 in West Bromwich, England.  (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
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Summertime equals transfers in the footballing world (except for sometimes when it also entails a major international tournament).

Arsenal look to improve on last season's third-place finish, and infusing new blood is sometimes the best way to do so.

In the attached podcast, Bell Malley and Ramana Brown discuss which players the Gunners should buy and others who they should probably stay away from.

The two soccer writers go position-by-position, from Wojciech Szczesny in goal to Robin van Persie up top, stopping by Thomas Vermaelen, Alex Song and others.

Some of the possible transfer rumors cause a heated debate between the two, while others resulted in agreement on what Arsene Wenger should do.

The hottest targets linked to the Emirates so far this summer include Jan Vertonghen, Aly Cissokho, Yann M'Vila, Isaac Cuenca, Younes Belhanda and Seydou Doumbia.

Injuries, attitude problems, price and squad depth all play major roles in these experts' view of summer signings.