After a dismal conclusion to 2010/2011 in which Arsenal's notorious trophy drought was extended to a sixth successive season, manager Arsene Wenger has vowed to implement changes into his young squad as the need for success intensifies. Boasting an increased transfer budget enabling a rare freedom for the Frenchman to target high calibre players rather than promising youngsters, Wenger has the opportunity to immensely strengthen the Gunners title bid for 2011/2012.
But just what is required for the North London giants to resurrect the glory days of the late 1990's and early 2000's. Many have argued and debated what is lacking in such a talented squad that over the last few seasons has matured and developed into fruition, yet still cannot erode the overwhelming burden of little silverware.
The Gunners' have come agonisingly close, yet appear to fall at the final hurdle. The 2006 UEFA Champions League final, the 2007 League Cup final, the 2007/2008 English Premier League title race and few will forget 2010/2011 when Arsenal endured a horrific demise that begun from League Cup final heartbreak and unraveled a hugely promising campaign.
But what new presences that are within range can help Arsene Wenger and his side eradicate the long over due satisfaction for silverware? As expected, the current summer transfer window has ensured rapid speculation revolving around Arsenal, but the most authentic news appears to be emerging internally with a number of squad players threatening to depart from the Emirates.
Nonetheless, Wenger possesses money to spend and, fortunately, there are a number of high octane players on the market which are more than acquirable for the Frenchman. So from all the rumours and speculation, this slide establishes the six ideal signings Arsene Wenger can make this summer that will surely boost Arsenal's title aspirations in 2011/2012.