Arsenal could be set for a “busy” August in the transfer window, according to Fabrizio Romano.
And the transfer Guru reckons that Mikel Arteta could welcome another two players on board in north London before the market closes for business on 1 September.
What business have Arsenal already completed?
Despite a relatively slow couple of weeks at the Emirates Stadium, the Gunners have still enjoyed a productive transfer window overall and are looking in good shape ahead of their season opener at Crystal Palace on Friday.
Arteta, whose side completed a clean sweep of pre-season victories by thumping Sevilla on Saturday, has signed Matt Turner, Marquinhos, Fabio Vieira, Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko.
But the Arsenal manager has seen an approach for Raphinha rejected, while his side have been constantly linked with Leicester ace Youri Tielemans, which suggests they’re still in the market for a right winger and centre midfielder.
And Romano reckons that depending on how they fare with offloading players, it could prove an exciting month for the Europa League club.
What did Romano say about Arsenal?
He told GIVEMESPORT: “It will take some time but I’m sure Arsenal will be busy in August with one or two more signings, it depends on the opportunities or outgoings, though.”
Who else could Arsenal sign?
Despite months of speculation, Tielemans still appears the likeliest midfielder to head to the Emirates, providing Arsenal do ultimately end up bolstering their central options.
The Belgian has entered the final 12 months of his contract at Leicester, who’ll surely be reluctant to let him stay beyond this summer and then potentially leave for free in 2023, which could open the door for the Gunners.
As per the Guardian, the Foxes are yet to receive any bids for the ex-Monaco ace, but they’re expecting Arsenal to eventually launch an offer to bring Tielemans to north London.
Meanwhile, Cody Gakpo remains an option for the capital club following his eye-catching form in Holland for PSV, with Football.London confirming Arsenal’s interest in the wide man earlier this summer.
But as Romano alluded to, departures could influence their ability to bring in a wide player, with Nicolas Pepe, who’s already expressed his desire to leave, the one attacker whose future at the club is currently uncertain following his lack of game-time.
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