According to reports, Arsenal intends to spend the money earned from Champions League qualification on West Ham midfielder Declan Rice and ‘at least’ three more players. The Gunners are having a fantastic season in the Premier League, leading the table after 24 games. If they beat Everton at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night, Mikel Arteta’s side will be five points ahead of second-placed Manchester City.
Arsenal may spend CL income on £80m PL star and three more as five leave
They’ve come a long way since finishing fifth in the Premier League last season, and Arteta will be hoping for more support from Arsenal during the summer transfer window. Arsenal has still appeared short on depth in some positions and has been fortunate with injuries, though a long-term injury to Gabriel Jesus at the World Cup was a major setback.
Arsenal are ‘confident of beating’ Chelsea to the signing of Rice, with the Gunners also interested in Brighton’s Moises Caicedo, for whom they had two bids rejected in the January transfer window. Arteta, with the assistance of Arsenal technical director Edu, ‘wants to bring in two central midfielders, a winger, and most likely a left back’ in the summer.
Despite the fact that they are very likely to qualify for the Champions League, their summer deals could be ‘part-funded’ by player sales, with Kierney, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Nuno Tavares, Emile Smith Rowe, and Folarin Balogun all facing uncertain futures. Tavares is currently on loan from Arsenal to Ligue 1 side Marseille after being used as a squad player by Arteta last season.