It may appear like somewhat of an oxymoron title. After the immensely disappointing campaign North London giants Arsenal has ensured, the last place manager Arsene Wenger will be targeting to secure quality services, in his vow to implement changes into his youthful squad, are the trio that were unfortunately relegated from the English Premier League.
West Ham, Blackpool and Birmingham were all dealt with the cruel, money-wrenching blow of demotion in what was a thrilling 2010-2011 campaign. The Hammers' fate was foreseeable from an early point in the season but Blackpool and Birmingham enjoyed most of the season as unlikely options for the dreaded drop. However final day defeats ensured their fates.
One thing that concludes from relegation is that every other Premier League club is left salivating at the prospect of cheap, effective players in the transfer market. Although many will believe Arsenal are to strong and proud to be associated with players from struggling outfits, this season there was a heavy increase in the equality between sides, the table speaks for itself, which ensures there are a number of high calibre players aiming for new clubs.
Wenger has already stated that this will be an active transfer window for the Gunners after his side went a sixth successive season without the satisfaction of silverware. The need for success has intensified at the Emirates and with Wenger desperate for solidity, the Frenchman could easily be able to secure some strong signings at little costs.
Here are seven players Wenger can target from the relegated clubs.