This season is done and dusted for Arsenal in terms of fighting for a major title – they can only fight to secure a top 4 finish. Some Arsenal fans might not understand the relevance of finishing in the top 4, but it is as important as winning a title (Wenger’s tone). If Arsenal fail to secure to a Champions League spot, this could be disastrous because the big names might opt to leave for greener pastures.
For that, I have successfully deduced 3 signings that could boost Arsenal title pursuit next season.
All statistics are courtesy of Whoscored and Caught Offside.
1) Stevan Jovetic
Current club: Fiorentina
Been on Arsenal radar for a while now, in fact the Montenegro forward has gladly stated his desire to join the Gunners ; “I have always liked Arsenal” . Scoring 14 goals in 27 appearance last term, and another 12 this season ; it is all clear that Jovetic could be of great help to the inconsistent Olivier Giroud.
His ability to shoot from distance and his threatening presence on the counter would be a bonus addition to Arsene Wenger’s attacking options. He also loves to play as a centre forward, which has yielded an aforementioned 12 goals for the Fiorentina man this season- but he is yet to score a single goal for his club when placed on the Right flank.
Possible Transfer Outcome: Very possible, if Arsenal manage to seal a Champions League spot for next season.
2) Remy Cabella
Current club: Montpellier
An exciting assiduous youngster, a versatile attacking midfielder; he can either play at the center, right or left flank. He has assisted 7 and scored 6 goals so far for Montpellier this season. He was also the major catalyst to Olivier Giroud’s high-flying collections of goals in the 2011/2012 season where Montpellier went on to clinch the title that year .
Noted mostly for his dribbling ability, key passes and defensive contributions – also not forgetting his mouthwatering through balls – he could be the man to assist Giroud upfront with some scintillating final passes.
Possible Transfer Outcome: Although Cabella currently has a contract with the club which runs until 2016, a possible move to the emirates is likely with Wenger a huge admirer of this young lad. Remember, he is French too.
3) Loic Remy
Current club: QPR
If Arsenal fail to land Jovetic, then they must turn to this French striker. Currently plays for relegation threatened QPR and with The Rangers looking set to play Championship football next season; it could be an opportunity for Arsenal to once again bid for this highly rated French forward.
Scoring 4 goals in 7 games for Rangers, it is all but clear that Remy can handle the enormous work load required from an attacker in the Premier League. Loves to dribble and very (very) good in the air, and that is just some of his uncountable football abilities.
Possible Transfer Outcome: Well, it is a simple equation. If QPR get relegated, it is highly possible.
Written by @femi4arsenal
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