Arsenal manager Unai Emery may have only had a mere £45 million budget to play with this summer, but the Spaniard has made some important additions during the transfer window.
The Gunners finished fifth last term and will be hopeful their new signings can help them force their way back into the big time at the third time of asking.
Nicolas Pepe is the man that has got the fans excited, with the Lille forward expected to complete a move to the Emirates Stadium in the coming days.
The Ivory Coast international will bring pace – and a significant goal threat – to the Arsenal front line, opening up plenty of options for Emery.
The same can be said for Dani Ceballos, whose versatility means that Emery will have an alternative for the No.10 role instead of Mesut Ozil.
The Real Madrid man can play in a variety of roles, with his penchant for a duel perhaps better suited to a tough away game compared to German’s lackadaisical style.
Meanwhile, if the pursuit of Celtic’s Kieran Tierney ends in success then the prospect of the Scotsman being paired with Hector Bellerin as wing-backs will surely have supporters salivating.
Everything seems to be moving in the right direction for the north Londoners but it should not be forgotten that the majority of their rivals have also made a number of key signings.
The battle for top-four supremacy is set to be as tight as ever and Emery will need to get his set up spot on if the Gunners are going to reclaim a place in the elite.
Watch the video at the top of the article to see Statman Dave‘s in-depth analysis on the options at Arsenal’s disposal for the 2019/20 season.
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