After a very disappointing end to the season dropped them to fourth place overall in the Barclay’s Premier League, Arsenal appears to be in line for a bit of a makeover in the coming months. Once entrenched in competition for the league championship, the Gunners won just two of their last 11 matches and finished yet again outside of the top two for the fifth time in six seasons.
While Arsenal’s roster is studded with elite young talent, the team’s heart and maturity were questioned all season. It has been a tough season for Arsenal faithful as well, and their desires were made clear during Sunday’s 2-2 draw at Fulham when chants of “Spend some f***** money” rang out from the crowd.
Arsene Wenger has made it clear he expects to be very busy over the next three months shoring up open positions due to departures while adding leadership and experience to his squad. Clubs like Man City, Everton, Liverpool and Aston Villa are clearly forcing their way into the top three of the league alongside ManU, Chelsea and Arsenal, and it’s clear Arsenal can no longer stand pat. Wenger, who has a history of not spending money, finds himself on the hot seat for the first time. While he has warned supporters not to expect any £50 million signings, to the fans’ disapproval, Wenger has indicated that he will strengthen the team this summer.
Here’s a look at five moves gaining traction: