ARSENAL are set to continue their summer of spending by bringing in two new midfielders from Premier League rivals.
Boss Mikel Arteta has already splashed out £83million on four players as he looks to get over last season’s top four disappointment.
The Gunners have so far recruited Gabriel Jesus, Fabio Vieira, Marquinhos and Matt Turner – with more new boys on their way.
SunSport told you last week that Arsenal are set to launch a £30m bid for Leicester star Youri Tielemans.
While The Athletic’s David Ornstein revealed today that the Gunners are in talks with Manchester City regarding a move for Oleksandr Zinchenko.
The Ukrainian’s versatility is appealing to Arsenal, as he is able to play in midfield or at left-back.
With the Gunners set to miss out on Lisandro Martinez to Manchester United, talks for Zinchenko have accelerated.
Should they be able to get a deal over the line, they will possess a strong team heading into next season.
Aaron Ramsdale will try and improve on his performances from last term between the sticks with Turner now in reserve, while Arteta will have more options in the defence in front of him.
William Saliba’s return will put pressure on Gabriel Magalhaes and Ben White to perform, while also giving Arteta the option to play a back three.
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Takehiro Tomiyasu and Kieran Tierney will be first-choice full-backs, with Zinchenko adding proper depth on the left side and Cedric Soares on the right.
If Tierney is fit, Zinchenko could partner Tielemans in a much improved engine room.
Arteta then has plenty of options in attacking midfield, with Fabio Vieira added to a talent pool already including Martin Odegaard, Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe, Marquinhos and Gabriel Martinelli – although Nicolas Pepe could leave.
Gabriel Jesus is Arsenal’s new No9, with Arteta desperate for the Brazilian to provide a big upgrade on Alexandre Lacazette’s output from last season.
Should Jesus misfire, however, Eddie Nketiah will be available in reserve after penning his new £100,000-a-week contract.