Mikel Arteta reportedly wants transfer business done before Euro 2020, targets three positions
- The Daily Mail state Mikel Arteta expects to be backed in the summer transfer market after a quiet January.
- Arsenal have brought in Pablo Mari and Cedric Soares on loan deals during the last month.
- Arteta reportedly wants to conclude the summer business by Euro-2020.
- The Spaniard has prioritised a centre-back, a holding midfielder and a '10'.
Arsenal will be targeting early transfer dealings this summer, according to the Daily Mail.
The media outlet claim that Mikel Arteta wants to complete all incoming transfers before Euro-2020 kicks off, to avoid players' prices going through the roof if they do well for their international teams.
Arteta wants to reinforce three positions in the team: the centre of defence, the holding midfield spot and the '10' position, currently occupied by the underperforming Mesut Ozil. Consideration will also be given to the centre-forward role if Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leaves.
It looks like Arteta's main concern at centre-back is quality, not quantity if the report is to be believed. The Gunners currently have Luiz, Sokratis, Mustafi, Chambers, Holding and Mari, while Saliba and Mavropanos are on loan at Saint-Etienne and Nurnberg respectively.
Do you think the Gunners need additions in other positions, apart from the three mentioned?