Our Arsenal fans here in the Transfer Tavern are looking forward to the summer months in order to see the new look Gunners, as life after Arsene Wenger finally starts after 22 years at the club, with new boss Unai Emery having the task of turning the Gunners back into title challengers once again.
With a strong connection to La Liga, where Emery enjoyed a fruitful era with Sevilla and being seemingly well abreast of the talent in the league. With a new man in charge, there is the potential of new signings, and our regulars will be hoping that Emery will tap into his vast knowledge of the Spanish league to start the revamp at the Emirates Stadium, which is much needed should he get the Gunners up there with the best in league, fighting it out come May.
The former PSG man had a fabulous three years at Sevilla, winning an incredible three Europa Leagues on the trot in the process, so it’s obvious to see why the regulars in the bar are getting a little excited.
So, our landlord has done his usual scouting and come up with TWO players that could potentially move the Gunners to that infamous Premier League title a little closer…
OUR VERDICT – Lucas Hernandez & Jan Oblak
The Atletico Madrid defender is one of the best performers in La Liga and has played a huge part in Simeone’s team, and he is still only 22. The Frenchman can play in the centre of the defence or on the left and is very comfortable in both areas, which can be a huge bonus for Arsenal with defensive reinforcements a must to move forward.
Arsenal need to build from the back, and in Hernandez, they have a young and talented defender that they could rely on for many years to come under the Spaniard’s reign.
Another Atletico Madrid player, Jan Oblak is rated as one of the best in La Liga, if not Europe. With the ageing Petr Cech and the not up to standard David Ospina Arsenal are in desperate need of a goalkeeper that can win them points at the back.
Getting two players from the same team would be a big ask, however, after the two-legged affair with Atletico in the Europa League semi-final, the Gunners board would have been able to see up-close if they are worth pursuing in the summer.
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