We have entered the final month of the summer transfer window, and here are three deals Arsenal can still complete.
Alexandre Lacazette – Leaving
This is a major one and a move that will transform the Gunners’ entire attack.
Despite not being a consistent goalscorer, Alexandre Lacazette’s all-around play has been sensational.
There is no player in the current Arsenal squad who is better with their back to goal than the £46.5m centre-forward. His ability to bring players into the game and help set up his teammates is second to none.
Atletico Madrid and Lyon are reportedly keen on the 29-year-old. Meanwhile, the Londoners want Tammy Abraham or Lautaro Martinez as his replacement.
There’s an increased likeliness Lacazette leaves, especially with just a year left on his current contract.
Tammy Abraham – Arriving
On the flip side, should Lacazette leave, I fully expect the Chelsea man to arrive as his back-up.
Whilst he does play for a close rival, the Englishman is available for a mere £30m. It’s a sign of the West Londoners’ desperation to sell the 23-year-old.
And what an arrival it would be. Abraham has an abundance of skill, the best of which is being able to find the back of the net.
Despite being frozen in the second half of last season, he scored 12 times, more than any other Blues player.
Given the fee and Chelsea’s desperation, this is also a deal I feel is likely to happen before the deadline.
At least more of a possibility than Lautauro Martinez from Inter Milan.
Martin Odegaard – Arriving
The links with the Norwegian international haven’t died down all summer long.
And with the Gunners searching for a number 10 this summer, the latest reports will hearten supporters.
According to football.london, the 23-year-old is concerned with his current role at Real Madrid. It emerged last week Los Blancos were looking for just £35m for a permanent sale of the ace, a figure which is unlikely to put off Arsenal.
The fee and Odegaard’s current stance on a return makes this transfer very likely to happen before the end of this month.