Arsenal Transfer Rumours: 5 Summer Targets Fans Would Love to See Signed
Of all the fanbases that would love to see their club sign particular players this summer, Arsenal fans take the cake.
Gooners worldwide have seen their competitors snap up world-class talents and the brightest young stars, while their club does much less.
While all the fans may not agree on certain individuals joining the club, they would like to see certain positions solidified.
The signing of Nacho Monreal during the January window has already resolved issue at left-back. Changes in the center of defense, midfield and at the forward positions are also welcome.
With the Gunners staring at another season without silverware, fans will want some big moves during the summer.
Here are five summer targets Arsenal fans would love to see signed.
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Arsenal fans would love to see a powerful defensive-minded player in midfield to combat England's and Europe's top teams.
In steps Etienne Capoue.
According to the Telegraph, Arsene Wenger is planning a summer move for the Toulouse defensive midfielder.
Despite all his passing ability and calm play, Mikel Arteta get beaten easily by skillful players.
Capoue can provide better defensive skills and physicality, as well while allowing Arteta to assume a more offensive role.
The Frenchman boasts a similar record of four goals and two assists to the Spaniard, and his 0.8 key passes per game is another identical statistic.
That means the Gunners wouldn't lose too much on the offensive end, but would also gain the presence of a natural defensive midfielder in the process.
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Stevan Jovetic is one attacking player Gooners certainly won't mind being linked to the club (via Daily Mirror).
The Fiorentina forward has 12 goals and four assists for his side this season, as they push to finish in a Champions League spot.
While those numbers may not send Arsenal fans running into churches praying for his signature, the Montenegrin would be an excellent addition.
Jovetic possesses skills in one package that are sprinkled among Arsenal's current forwards.
He has technique, vision and the physical tools to play as a lone forward. He may not be the strongest in the air or the fastest, but he is decent enough in both categories to pose a threat.
Jovetic could play as a winger or behind the striker in Arsenal's 4-2-3-1 and be effective in either position.
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Victor Wanyama is another player who the Gunners may target for a defensive role in midfield this summer (via Daily Star).
The Celtic star has really attracted attention this season with some impressive displays, including playing a major role in Celtic's defeat of Barcelona.
Bleacher Report's Sam Tighe gave a great breakdown of Wanyama's game here, and he's a player the Gunners could really use.
Whether Arsene Wenger prefers to keep Mikel Arteta in his place and have Wanyama drive forward, or keep him in a reserved role, his addition would be a good one.
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Arsenal fans may be extremely wary of Ligue 1 transfers by now, but should give the league one more try with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
According to the Metro, Arsenal have scouted the player recently and may continue to keep an eye on him for the remainder of the season.
For the second season running Aubameyang has been turning heads in Ligue 1 and Europe.
In 2011-12 the Gabonese forward had 16 goals and eight assists for his side, and this season he has 16 goals and eight assists.
He can play on the wings or as a lone forward, and he has a dangerous combination of pace and trickery, as well as an eye for goal.
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While it's an unrealistic wish, Arsenal fans would love to see Mats Hummels sign for the club (via the Telegraph).
Hummels would be a composed and consistent presence for an Arsenal central defense that sorely needs it.
His average of three tackles and 2.7 interceptions per game showcase those traits and are better statistics than any Gunner in his position.
Three goals and four assists showcase his threat on the attacking end and a production rate better than Arsenal's central defenders.