Things Arsenal should do before the end of the transfer window

Aakarsh / 20 August 2015

Arsene Wenger’s team won the FA Cup for two years in a row but has not been able to impress in other competitions. In the 2013-14 season, Arsenal were competing for the title before a bad last few months and the previous season they were not in the race for most of the campaign. The manager will want his team to perform well and try and compete in all the competitions.

In this article, we will discuss in detail what Wenger can do to his team in the remainder of the transfer window.

The Gunners were handed a shock defeat on the opening day at home against West Ham. They were completely outplayed on the day and the game left the manager pondering over his only major signing in the summer. Petr Cech arrived at the Emirates from Chelsea as a high profile free transfer but has not settled down yet in the red of London. He was in-decisive with his handling and cost the hosts the match against West Ham. 

Though they came back with a victory against Crystal Palace last week, there is still a bit of work to be done to the squad of the club. Francis Coquelin is the only player in the holding mid-field department and Wenger will have to address this issue before the end of the window. Coquelin has a history of suspensions and if he does receive one in the middle of the season, the club may just fall short in the defensive circuit.

Mikel Arteta is another option for the boss but he has not been at his best recently and signing a defensive mid-fielder will only strengthen the squad. In the attacking part of the squad, Arsenal lack a star player in the strikers position. Olivier Giroud who has already impressed this season is only backed up by Danny Welbeck and Wenger will have to sign a top class striker to add more to their goal scoring prowess.

Karim Benzema has been extensively linked with the London club but the rumor seems to have faded away and Arsenal will have to look elsewhere for a striker of European pedigree. Edinson Cavani from PSG is also a player that the club is reportedly interested in. He will also make a good signing after scoring 31 goals in 53 appearances for PSG last season. His ability can allow the manager to play him just behind the main striker like he did for the French club.

Grzegorz Krychowiak is another transfer target for Arsenal. The Sevilla defender who can play almost anywhere in the back four also played as a holding mid-fielder for the Spanish club. He may just be the man that can solve the problems that the club has faced in front of defense in the recent past. 

The club has a pretty balance unit already but is a bit weak in certain departments. The manager however has not made his intentions of buying anyone clear. It shows the confidence he has in the ability of his squad. However, the have not started as well as they would have wanted and this might just tempt Wenger to re-visit the transfer market.

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