Arsenal supporters in the Transfer Tavern are anticipating a swift return to the most coveted club competition in football.
Last season was historic for Arsene Wenger, the first time that he failed to qualify for the Champions League as Arsenal’s manager, now everyone affiliated with the club is united in the view that the Gunners can complete a swift return to the glamour and splendour of Europe’s most prized tournament.
Failure to reach the Champions League for two consecutive seasons would constitute a disaster for a club of Arsenal’s stature.
Consequently, Arsene Wenger must invest in his squad to ensure that they are as competitive as possible looking ahead to the start of the forthcoming season.
Alexandre Lacazette and Sead Kolasinac have already been recruited to augment the quality of the Frenchman’s squad, and our resident Gunners are expecting many more deals to be concluded over the duration of future weeks.
Our landlord has highlighted one unexpected player that Wenger should choose to pursue this summer.
Granit Xhaka has had an indifferent first season at Arsenal, and Mohamed Elneny is flirting on the periphery of the starting eleven.
To provide his holding midfielders with greater competition and an incentive to improve their performances, Arsenal should target Southampton’s, Oriol Romeu.
The 25-year-old was one of Southampton’s best players last season, and he’s regarded for his superb defensive qualities, his passing, tackling and intercepting abilities are his primary components.
Additionally, the arrival of 25-year-old could provide excellent defensive protection, accompanying Coquelin.
Alternatively, he could pair with Xhaka and liberate him somewhat, so the Swiss international can focus on his tremendous passing ability.
This may not seem like an obvious transfer, but our landlord believes it would benefit Arsenal enormously.