As the 2010/2011 ultimately draws nearer to it's conclusion, Arsenal's English Premier League title aspirations fade and fade, ultimately ensuring a sixth successive season in which no silverware has been achieved by the North London giants. In what was certainly a gallant effort by Arsene Wenger's men, the Gunners advanced to the Carling Cup Final before Birmingham City inflicted defeat, were eliminated in the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League and the quarter final of the FA Cup, and have maintained the pressure on Manchester United in the EPL all season in second place.
However the distinct absence of trophies still dominates the Arsenal head lines which have resulted in Wenger admitting he will implement changes into his youthful squad during the up coming Summer transfer window. The Frenchman was heavily criticized for his lack of activity in transfer windows and his tentative financial approach.
However the Arsenal tactician has sufficient funds to now chase quality services in order to boost the Gunners title challenges for 2011/2012. Fans and critics alike have victimized the defence as the main area in need of reinforcements but Wenger will undoubtedly have his eye on midfield and forward prospects.
Baring in mind a number of squad players are rumoured to be nearing exits with Wenger said to be offloading some out of form members. Andrei Arshavin, Nicklas Bendtner, Manuel Almunia, Denilson, Gael Clichy and Emmanuel Eboue all have their Arsenal futures under concern. Meanwhile there is also the internal prospects that Wenger has to be wary of. A number of youngsters have impressed on loan spells and look certain to challenge for first team honours next season.
So here are the top 25 targets for Arsene Wenger to chase in a bid to reinstate Arsenal's diminishing presence on the World Football stage.
*No particular order