Mikel Arteta will reportedly be provided with a £180m war chest in order to revamp the Arsenal squad.
The Gunners have been criticised in wake of the January transfer window’s closure, having trimmed their squad without making any notable acquisitions.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Pablo Mari, Sead Kolasinac, Callum Chambers and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang all departed in January. Edu wasn’t successful in his efforts to add a single player to Arteta’s squad.
That could prove costly in the Gunners efforts to secure Champions League qualification, but the club appear intent on not leaving anything to chance ahead of next season.
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According to The Sun, Arteta will be provided with as much as £180m to give his squad a new look, with Alexander Isak, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Ruben Neves all understood to be targeted.
It remains to be seen if that will be enough to put Arsenal in the title conversation, but for now, the club ought to be focusing on re-establishing themselves as a European heavyweight in the Champions League.
A £180m investment into the squad would go a long way towards achieving that.