David Ornstein predicts Massive squad transformation for Arsenal this summer

By on March 16, 2024

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David Ornstein of The Athletic believes Arsenal will have a busy summer transfer window, with a number of exits and key signings.

Most Gooners are interested in how the team will win both the Premier League and the Champions League this season. Nonetheless, some of them are interested in how they will continue to progress and improve for next season, following the summer transfer window.

There are expectations that the club will seal marquee deals in the summer following a quiet winter transfer window due to FFP.

Arsenal summer transfer plans revealed

In his Q&A for The Athletic, David Ornstein confirmed that Arsenal will undergo something of a squad overhaul this summer.

He indicates that Mikel Arteta is willing to let some of his fringe players leave. Their exits will assist his team in reducing FFP pressure. Aside from that, it will create room for about five major transfers that will propel Arsenal to the next level.

Regarding which players might leave and what deals to anticipate, the reputable journalist said:

“There are players like Aaron Ramsdale, Kieran Tierney, Nuno Tavares, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Thomas Partey, Jorginho, Emile Smith Rowe, Fabio Vieira, Reiss Nelson, and Eddie Nketiah who have questions surrounding their futures. Therefore, we could definitely see a reasonable number of exits, and Arsenal have an opportunity there to raise significant funds to help their financial situation and fund incoming business.

“On transfer priorities, my understanding is that there will be a striker, and I touched on some of the potential names previously. Then there is a desire to add a backup for Saka/Martinelli, a No.8 or No.6 depending on other movements in that area, possibly a left-back and a backup goalkeeper if Ramsdale leaves.”

Based on the claims made above, it looks like it will be a busy summer at the Emirates Stadium as Arteta revamps his squad.  As brilliant as their recruitment has been under Arteta, Arsenal could be taken to another level next season if the club can pull off the transfers they have planned.

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