After Thursday's heartbreaking elimination, most of us thought that the club's short-term future was going to look very bleak. However, there are pathways we can choose to travel that would change the fortunes of the club under the serious circumstances we are currently facing.
Arsenal have many positions of need that they must cover if they want to start competing again. Starting from the right-back spot and building forward with a new goalscoring left-winger. There are a variety of players who can help the club considering the really poor level of our squad as a whole. Let's take a look at some of them:
1. Yves Bissouma (Brighton, 24, Mali): A player that has caught the eye of many in these last two seasons. The Malian midfielder roams the whole pitch and is a nightmare to play against, as we've seen a couple of times when we have faced The Seagulls. Physically imposing and with underrated distribution skills, he would prove to be an excellent addition to our incredibly weak midfield. Multiple reports have stated that the player is an Arsenal fan and that he would be keen on joining. Moreover, Brighton would be willing to sell for around ₤30 million.
2. Emiliano Buendia (Norwich City, 24, Argentina): Hailed by many as the best player in the Championship, Emi Buendia proved pivotal in Norwich City's instant return to the Premier League. The Argentinian was heavily linked to Arsenal in January but The Canaries decided that he was going nowhere. With 15 goals and 17 assists this season, he is one of only two players in Europe with such numbers. Arsenal would be dumb not to be interested in a player that can offer a new dimension to the team. Exactly what we need.
3. Emerson Royal (Real Betis, 22, Brazil): One of, if not the best right-back in La Liga this season, Emerson Royal would be a fantastic buy for any club in need of a player in this position. Strong, athletic, and with great defensive instincts, he is the complete package for a modern full-back. Many reports have stated that he will not cost over ₤20 million and that would be ideal from Arsenal's point of view.
4. Manor Solomon (Shakhtar Donetsk, 21, Israel): A player that can offer something different to the Arsenal attack, the Israeli possesses many interesting aspects to his game. From dazzling dribbling to goalscoring ability, he would be a good prospect for Arsenal to buy considering the price. Of course, there are other options but they could prove to be too expensive in our current situation. It is important to point out that the left-winger market is scarce in itself.
Who would your 4 realistic targets be? Let me know in the comments below.