Arsenal's transfer dealings have come under fire in recent years.
Gone are the days when Arsene Wenger seemed to routinely unearth the most extraordinary potential talents for relatively little.
Even more worryingly, every transfer deal now seems fraught with uncertainty. Deadline days often see Arsenal targets end up elsewhere (Gary Cahill to Chelsea, for example), stay put due to broken-down negotiations (Mark Schwarzer, Yoann Gourcuff) or simply fade away, revealed as little more than hopeful speculation (Fernando Llorente).
Yet there are signs that the club may be ready to open the chequebook with more purpose. Last summer's signings of Lukas Podolski, Olivier Giroud and Santi Cazorla showed ambition and decisive direction.
This summer, after another season of struggles and near-misses, Arsenal should show similar determination to capture key signings.
Here are five of the biggest Arsenal transfer rumours that could actually happen—based on player availability, team suitability and necessity—in the positions the Gunners are most likely to spend on this summer.
All statistics and transfer values are courtesy of WhoScored? and Transfermarkt.