Head of Football Reveals Arsenal's Targets for the Summer


Arsenal Head of Football Raul Sanllehi has through an interview given a hint on how the club will fare in the summer transfer window.

The Gunners could not make Champions League qualification due to a fifth position finish in the Premier League. This can be linked to the lack of spark in some departments of the team, an issue which is expected to be addressed before the start of a new campaign.

To challenge for titles with the likes of Manchester City is the aim of the club and the Spaniard revealed that areas to be worked on have been identified while also stating that advances are already being made in the market.

“What I can tell you is that we have identified very clearly and unanimously with our head coach and technical people, we know what we want to prioritise and we’re very clear on what our priorities are,” he said.

“We’re already in the market and we’re already talking with the people that can help us to cover those positions.

“I feel quite strong on the inputs that I’m getting so far. I do believe that we have a very good plan to cover those positions to be much stronger next year to deliver the success that we’re all hoping for.”

With a triumph in the Europa League final now Arsenal's only gateway to the 2019/20 season UCL, Sanllehi expressed belief that the club will make it there although he said that a setback would still not affect transfer plans.

“Of course being in the Champions League is very helpful, because all players want to play in the ultimate competition,” he continued.

“For us, if by any chance we would not be there next year – which I don’t think is going to happen – but if that happened, our challenge would be to get in there immediately.

“Players that come and join us and get into that successful project, it’s an exciting thing for them.

“We have a lot to offer to a player. I don’t feel in disadvantage with anybody. The league, the Premier League, is exciting for any player in the world.

“London, Arsenal, the history, the dimension of the club, the stadium, the facilities at Colney, the fanbase, the followers around the world and the exposure.

“Really, I feel like I have a lot of ammunition when I talk with players to engage them in our project.”

The expectations of the fans are on high especially now that a new manager is in charge but will things ever get different with Stan Kroenke in the picture? Time will tell.

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