As the season draws to a close once more the main focus for many Premier League sides is what changes need to occur within the club to help them come back as an improved fighting force on the pitch next season. Even though Arsenal are still in with a chance of securing the runner-up spot this year, despite defeat to Swansea, and will also have the chance to pick up some silverware at the end of May, manager Arsene Wenger will already have his sights on piecing together an even stronger challenge for the 2015/2016 season.
Arsenal still have a great opportunity to avoid a trophy- less season as they challenge a resurgent Aston Villa in the FA Cup final on Saturday 30th May. If the Gunners do indeed grab victory at Wembley, and enhanced odds suggest they will, then they would become the only club in FA Cup history to win the tournament 12 times, eclipsing rivals Manchester United.
However, perhaps a more pressing concern for many fans is who are the club are seeking to bring in to their ranks to help strengthen the weaker areas of the squad?
The 23 year old Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette is high on the list of apparent signings that Wenger is eyeing up to bring to the Premier League over the summer. The striker has managed to put away 26 goals in no less than 30 games in his Ligue 1 appearances and would certainly be a formidable force in the Arsenal line-up; and an ideal partner for French attacker Olivier Giroud. Lacazette still has interest from a lot of other clubs, such as Chelsea, Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain so it’ll be interesting to see what the Gunners can offer him if they really do intend on bringing him the Emirates.
French star Geoffrey Kondogbia is also on Arsene’s hit list over the summer and Wenger hopes to bring in the talented Monaco youngster into to help give his midfield a little more punch and firepower The 6 foot 2 inch player is also being considered by Liverpool.
Arsenal are also reportedly showing interest in Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie. Palace manager Pardew is already giving the French-born Congoloese a price-tag of £40 million due to the interest the player has drawn from a number of other Premier League clubs in recent months. Liverpool and North London rivals Tottenham are just two of the clubs eyeing him up and potential bidding war could ensue.