Arsenal have seen their summer recruitment drive go into overdrive in the last couple of weeks, following a slow start to the transfer window.
Dani Ceballos has arrived on loan from Real Madrid, whilst the Gunners pulled off the astonishing coup recently with the £72 million addition of Nicolas Pepe.
Wingers were something that Arsenal lacked big style last season. In signing the Lille star, they have secured one of Europe’s leading contributors to goals during 2018/19.
The Ivorian scored 23 goals and registered 12 assists from his typical right-wing position.
Arsenal’s squad isn’t a million miles away and reinforcements to a crucial area could have them challenging for the title.
Defenders are a must for boss Unai Emery before the window slams shut.
Both would be stunning signings for the Gunners. Both would complete the puzzle for Emery and both would be affordable deals for Arsenal.
Rugani would join on a two-year loan deal, with a view to making it permanent. The Italian international is paid £35,000-a-week (Total Sportek) at Juventus and that would tie in nicely with Arsenal’s wage structure.
Last season Arsenal were a million miles away from a title challenge – finishing 28 points away from Manchester City proved that.
Landing Tierney and Rugani wouldn’t instantly see them go and blow away the field and claim the title, but it could see them challenge.
It has been far too long since Arsenal made a genuine fist of winning the major domestic honour, but Emery is quietly going about putting the club back on the map.