Arsenal have had a marginally fine season up till now. With potential silverware on the horizon, this could actually be a decisive season for the Gunners. Arsenal are so close to becoming one of the elite clubs in England, not to mention Europe, all they need are a few more additions. Here are a few types of players manager Arsene Wenger should look to bring to the club this summer.
Even though Oliver Giroud is leading the club in goals scored this campaign, there is always room for improvement. Giroud is an old fashioned type striker, one who can hold up play as well as utilize his height to knock in goals with his head. What Arsenal truly need however is a fast-paced striker. A striker of this caliber that comes to mind is Daniel Sturidge of Liverpool. Incredible foot speed, nose for goal, and the ability to leave defenders in his wake. A fleet of foot striker is exactly the kind of player Mesut Özil needs in front of him to unlock Özil’s true power.
With Aaron Ramsey missing most of the second half of the season due to injury the need for a consistent source of energy between the boxes Is vital. The type of holding midfielder that will have attackers thinking twice about heading forward as well as the ability to attack their own self has been missing for the majority of the season for the Gunners. Mikel Arteta has been that player before but is now transitioning into more of a out and out holding midfielder. The type of player Arsenal should be looking to bring in would be a Cesc Fàregas type of player. With his attacking prowess as well as his ability to keep attackers off balance would be a huge boost to both Arsenal’s attack and defense.
Dependable central midfielder
In seasons as long as they are, only having three central midfielders to fall back on is not acceptable. Even with the formidable paring of Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny these two players cannot be counted on to play every single match in a season. With the probable departure of Thmoas Vermaelen Arsenal will be situated with two solid center backs. Wenger should be looking to add a seasoned defender like Carles Puyol. With his history of being one of the most solid defenders in the game his wisdom and insight into the game would be massively beneficial to all the players on the Arsenal roster.
These are the kinds of players Arsenal should be looking to add this coming offseason if they are truly going to become a European threat. With Arsneal digging into their pockets and buying these types of player there luck could be on the rise once agin.