Arsenal have been one of the busiest clubs in the English league during this transfer window as Unai Emery is desperate to add players that fit into his style of play at the club, for the next season. He has already added four fresh faces to his side but continues to be linked with a number of exciting names for a move this summer.
However, one such player they might struggle to land is Aleksandr Golovin. The Russian international put on a show for his country in the World Cup recently and has attracted interest from a number of clubs from across Europe.
Arsenal are ready to meet his valuation but reports now claim that the CSKA Moscow star prefers a move to Italian giants Juventus. This will leave Emery in search of another playmaker and here are three such players he should target for his side this summer:
The German midfielder is out of a contract this summer after Schalke terminated his stay at the club late last season. At just 22, Meyer is highly regarded in the German football community but his attitude and his wages saw a number of clubs turn down a chance to sign him. It is reported that both Arsenal and Liverpool have budged at his wages but he has the potential to be a star and is a risk worth taking for the Gunners.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea):
The English international, who did not get too much time to impress at the World Cup, is one many Chelsea stars looking for new clubs this summer. He spent the last season on loan at Crystal Palace and does not seem to have a place in the first team at Stamford Bridge next season either. So he could be up for sale and could be a match-winner for Arsenal, for years to come.
The Brazilian midfielder has struggled to break into the first team at the Camp Nou and was sent out on loan to Inter Milan earlier this year. He did not show enough promise for the Italian giants to sign him on a permanent deal, pushing Rafinha into the transfer market again. With Barcelona ready to get rid of him, he could be available on the cheap and could be a decent coup for the Gunners.