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Arsenal could turn into Premier League title contenders next season if they just make three perfect signings. The Gunners have slumped to 10th place in the Premier League table with 10 points separating them from the top four following a turbulent start to the season under Unai Emery.
However, Emery’s replacement Mikel Arteta has managed to show signs of improvement which leave quite some promise for the future.
The north Londoners have been a club in transition ever since Arsene Wenger decided to step down after a whopping 22-years in charge.
However, the club’s luck could drastically change if they buy themselves the perfect centre-back, left-back and midfielder in the upcoming summer transfer window.
Kalidou Koulibaly has been the rock in Napoli’s defence for the past six years and has attracted interest from some of Europe’s highest bidders.
Arsenal have previously been linked with Koulibaly, who has all the skills to sort out the team’s disastrous defence which has conceded a whopping 34 goals in 26 Premier League matches this season.
However, the Gunners will have to splash some serious cash as Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis is not letting the Senegalese centre-back go on the cheap.
De Laurentiis has also proven to be a very tough negotiator as he has turned down bids from Manchester United, Real Madrid, Barcelona and other major clubs.
Ben Chilwell has been among the biggest revelations of this season’s Premier League that played a critical role in Leicester’s ascension to third place in the table.
Arsenal kept tabs on Chilwell a few years ago and they should come back with a generous offer as they are currently getting very little out of their full-backs.
The England international is one of the most intelligent left-backs in the game with great runs and attacking flare which combine smoothly with his defensive qualities.
Ivan Rakitic seems to be on his way out of Barcelona as he has fallen out of favour at the Nou Camp.
Barca appear keen on letting Rakitic go as his contract runs out in 2021 and they don’t want to lose him for free.
Arsenal’s midfield is lacking substance but a maestro like the Croatia international would drastically change the north Londoners’ style of play.
Mikel Arteta would get more rhythm and possession while Mesut Ozil would be more than capable of forming a strong partnership with the former Sevilla star.