Mikel Arteta may argue that this is a process that will take a few transfer windows, but Arsenal are in danger of going even further backwards if their European ambitions fall short this season, amid the reality of the club’s financial situation.
Financial net losses this season means that hopes of progression hinge on Champions League qualification, likely through winning the Europa Leauge.
The one player who could be sold to plug a financial hole (should top European competition not come to Arsenal) could be Bukayo Saka, who is arguably the club’s top asset and most valuable player in the current market.
A report in Football.London lists Saka at a potential market value in excess of £100million – a sale of this magnitude may be the only way for the Gunners to bring in a couple of their top targets this summer.
The loss to Liverpool this weekend and piled the pressure on Arteta and now all focus must be put on getting to the Europa League final – Slavia Prague are up next on Thursday in the quarter final 1st leg.