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Report: Arsenal targeting five new signings this summer; Arteta wants to make the Gunners competitive

Arsenal want to sign five new players during this transfer window, according to football.london.

The publication are claiming that Mikel Arteta wants to turn the Gunners into a competitive force.

Left-back, right-back, central midfield, centre-back, a number 10 and new goalkeeper are all on Arteta’s wishlist.

However, the club are no closer to making any further additions to their team.

Arsenal are already looking to make some space in their squad with Granit Xhaka nearing an exit.

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The Swiss midfielder’s move to AS Roma is said to be nearing completion with an announcement potentially this week.

Meanwhile, Matteo Guendouzi is also said to be close to leaving the club with his move to Marseille nearing completion.

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TBR View: Arsenal future rests on this transfer window

Some of the Arsenal first-team took a bit of a battering from parts of the media last season. The semi-final exit to Villarreal in the Europa League didn’t help.

However, the squad has more talent than people give them credit for.

Kieran Tierney and Gabriel Magalhaes have been a superb additions to the left-side of defence.

Meanwhile, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been a regular source of goals since his move in January 2018.

And youngsters Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe were the shining lights last year.

Thomas Partey hasn’t necessarily impressed on a consistent basis, however, he has shown his quality. His man-of-the-match performance away at Manchester United was a display of his world-class ability.

Whilst five signings may seem like little to some parts of the Emirates Stadium faithful, it’s enough.

There’s reason to be cheerful ahead of the start to next season. The mixture of new signings, current players and no European football proves to be a brilliant mix.

Arsenal should have lofty ambitions for next year and with a few additions could well go above and beyond.

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