It seems that Arsenal’s manager Mikel Arteta is shifting his focus from expensive signings to a broader range of good-value players. Instead of spending £150million on Declan Rice and Moises Caicedo, Arteta is reportedly looking to sign two defenders and a winger to strengthen the squad.


Crystal Palace’s Marc Guehi is being considered as a potential defensive target, and the club is also searching for a younger winger option after missing out on Mykhaylo Mudryk in January. It will be interesting to see which players Arsenal ultimately signs and how they will perform on the pitch.


It appears that Arsenal may need to focus on cut-price midfield options like Youri Tielemans of Leicester City and Mason Mount of Chelsea in order to free up funds for a broader recruitment drive.

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Tielemans, whose contract is set to expire soon, would be available on a free transfer, while Mount could be available for a reasonable sum with only one year left on his contract at Chelsea. Both players have shown their quality in the Premier League and could be valuable additions to Arsenal’s midfield.

However, it remains to be seen if Arsenal will pursue these players or if they have other targets in mind. We’ll have to wait and see how the transfer window unfolds.

The change in strategy comes after Arsenal’s recent loss to Manchester City, which left them with just a two-point lead in the Premier League title race.

Just a few weeks ago, Arteta and co were powering towards a long-awaited Premier League title with a healthy lead over Manchester City.

An injury to centre-back William Saliba has hit them where it hurts, however, and Arsenal were dominated by the Sky Blues in their hotly-anticipated showdown earlier this week.

That has left Pep Guardiola’s City side just two points behind, with two games in hand and vastly superior momentum. The power shift has supposedly prompted Arteta and sporting director Edu to rethink their summer plans.

According to The Sun, the Gunners boss is cooling on the idea of spending at least £150million on Rice and Caicedo as he feels other areas of the squad need strengthening too.

The Gunners are hoping that a wider recruitment drive will provide much-needed depth to the squad and secure their place at the top of the table.

However, it remains to be seen whether they can successfully secure their transfer targets and achieve their goals for the summer.