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The Insider's View: Arsenal may have a new transfer policy and it's brilliant

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The summer transfer window is open and Arsenal have a lot to do. After a season as bad as the last one, things have to change at the Emirates – not just on the pitch.

A lot has been said about Arsenal’s transfer policy over the years. We’ve secured some brilliant deals recently, but most of the media’s focus has been on some of our lesser impressive signings.

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Nicolas Pepe is a phenomenal player, but we definitely overpaid for him. We signed Willian last year – nobody knows why. We’ve had our fun with loans as well – remember Denis Suarez?

Last season’s eighth-place finish was a harsh reality check for Arsenal. Changes are a necessity, and if recent reports are to be believed, it looks like we have a brand new transfer policy, and it’s brilliant.

Edu may have changed Arsenal’s transfer policy

Arsenal definitely need new signings this summer, but we cannot have someone like Willian again. We’ve been linked with plenty of players over the last few weeks, and if you look closely, there is an interesting pattern.

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Aaron Ramsdale, Ben White, Ruben Neves, Yves Bissouma and James Maddison have all been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal. What’s the common theme here? They’re all Premier League players and they’re all fairly young.

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Yep, it’s no rocket science. Talented footballers who know the Premier League and are considerably young are exactly the kind of players Arsenal should be looking at. Surprisingly, the Gunners have ignored this for seven long years.

The last time Arsenal signed a player from a Premier League club who was under the age of 28 was Danny Welbeck back in 2014. Our transfer policy since has truly been abysmal, but it looks like Edu has finally changed it.

New Arsenal transfer policy could be a game-changer

Arsenal still fully trust Arteta, but things could change very quickly. If the Gunners don’t start next season well, the Spaniard’s job will be on the line, and he may not get the time he was given last season. If he wants to avoid the same fate as Unai Emery, our new signings have to hit the ground running.

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Players like Maddison and Neves have been outstanding performers in the Premier League for a few years now. They know everything there is to know about the English top-flight, and although they may need a little time to adapt to a new system, it won’t be long.

Another common theme among the players Arsenal have been linked with is that they’ll all be very expensive. We’ll be taking a huge risk if they fail to perform for us, but now that we’re targeting younger players, there’s a huge upside as well.

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If someone like White, 23, comes in and has an incredible few years, his value could well double. Even if we find ourselves in a position where might have to sell him, we’ll make a humongous profit – something we’ve never really done over the last decade.

Arsenal’s new transfer policy, if Edu can pull it off, is brilliant and it could potentially turn us into a real force in the Premier League soon.

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