Arsene Wenger will be allowed to spend heavily this summer with the Arsenal boss eyeing five top targets, according to The Mirror.
The Frenchman wants to bring in Alexandre Lacazette, Wilfried Zaha, Moussa Dembele, Kieran Tierney, and Jordan Pickford.
Wenger will also oversee a major squad overhaul with David Ospina, Olivier Giroud, Lucas Perez, Jack Wilshere Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Mesut Ozil all set to leave.
The report claims that Wenger is close to signing a new two-year deal, despite the club’s awful recent form, and will also be trusted with a huge £200 million summer transfer fund.
Arsenal have long been linked with a move for Lacazette who looks destined to leave Lyon this summer after another prolific season while Dembele has also enjoyed a superb campaign with Celtic.
Zaha is also expected to be in-demand this summer after starring for Crystal Palace, although he has been linked with a move to north London rivals Tottenham.
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Pickford and Tierney have also been linked with a move to Arsenal recently with the Gunners expected to be in the market for a goalkeeper with Ospina set to leave in search of regular first-team football.
This season has proved that a major squad overhaul is needed and it promises to be an intruiging summer in the transfer market for Arsenal.
However, much may well depend on where Arsenal finish in the league, with the club’s ability to attract top talent likely to be affected by whether they can offer Champions League football.