5 Players Arsenal Could Sign After Aubameyang & Mkhitaryan

Sanchez may be on his way out, but it looks like Mkhitaryan and Aubamayang will be arriving at Arsenal. The pair come with big reputations and it shows a clear sign of ambition from the club. It has been reported that Aubameyang has been promised further reinforcements in the summer, but who should Arsenal look to add?

Jonny Evans

The Northern Ireland international would bring a wealth of experience to the Gunners leaky defence, and help tighten things up. There is talk that this one could be done in January, and it would certainly improve the squad. Due to Evans age (30), Arsenal need to wrap this one up now, or in the summer, if they are to see a real benefit.

Malcom

Speculation suggested that this one could have been completed in January, as a Sanchez replacement; however Bordeaux were not keen on letting him go in this window. At 19 years old, the pressure would have been too great to buy him too. He would be a good addition in the summer however. Especially if the likes of Welbeck and Giroud leave the club.

Kostas Manolas

Arsenal have been linked with the Greek defender for years, but Wenger opted to spend almost double what Manolas would have cost to bring in Calum Chambers. Like the majority of transfers, the results have shown Wenger’s nativity. This commanding centre back has all the ingredients to drastically improve Arsenal’s backline, and this move would make more sense than going for Evans.

Jorginho

Another one that is linked to Arsenal in every window, Jorginho would be a great signing. Despite focusing on the defensive side of the game, the holding midfielder is comfortable on the ball, and has the technical ability that Wenger likes. He will be a massive upgrade on Coquelin. The kid definitely has bags of potential, and he will be a star, but wouldn’t come cheap.

James Tarkowski

The English centre half is having a fine season at Burnley, and has only just signed a contract extension, but a move to Arsenal would be too good to turn down. The worry with Tarkowski is over how good he really is. Sean Dyche has him well drilled at Burnley, just like he did with Michael Keane, but at Arsenal, he would be exposed much more, and Arsene Wenger would not spend the same time working on systems to protect him. He may be a good signing, but he could very well be an expensive flop. He has been linked with a move to Arsenal recently.

These additions would be a good start, but Arsenal need to add further, and look at a new keeper to really compete for the title.

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Words by Adam Keys -  A freelance football journalist who enjoys away days more than Christmas, and has endless Arsenal related opinions and a response for anything you throw at him. As a Journalism graduate, and an experienced football and music writer, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge to the team at thestepanovs.com.