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PremierLeague-News.Com - Arsenal are set to be amongst the Premier League's busiest clubs in the transfer market this summer, with rumours already rife about who could join Mikel Arteta's Gunners
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A summer of change and transformation is in the offing for Arsenal. After what has proven to be a hugely disappointing campaign, crashing out of the FA Cup in the fourth round, failing to reach the final of the UEFA Europa League and still facing the prospect of missing out on qualifying for Europe next season via their Premier League table finish, changes are required in north London. Already, manager Mikel Arteta, who guided his side to a surprising 1-0 win over Chelsea on Wednesday evening, has admitted that the upcoming transfer window will be key in taking the club forward. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now Arteta, when asked by Sky Sports earlier this month if this summer would be crucial, said: "Yes. Because a lot of things have happened in the last few transfer windows. "There are a lot of players in various situations. It's crucial. We want to go to the next level and there are a lot of things we need to do to get there." Arteta is not wrong. Big changes need to happen, both in terms of new arrivals and departures. football.london can confirm that the club will be in the market to sign at least five new players this summer, with bolstering the between the sticks, at left-back and in central-attacking midfield understood to be right up there on Arteta's to-do list. Read More Related Articles Arsene Wenger has already given his verdict on Mikel Arteta and Edu's Willian decision Read More Related Articles Patrick Vieira's 10-word message to Thomas Partey spotted in Arsenal kit launch video As well as bolstering those three areas of the team, the Gunners are highly likely to be on the hunt for a new box-to-box midfielder, with Dani Ceballos set to return to Real Madrid following another season-long loan in north London. As well as Ceballos being poised to leave the club, fellow midfielders Lucas Torreira, Matteo Guendouzi and Ainsley Maitland-Niles are all set to be made available for transfer, as reported by football.london last month. Therefore, if those three, in addition to Ceballos leave, signing a new central-midfielder will also be key in Arteta's plans. If that does prove to be the case, the Gunners already have two potential replacements in mind in Brighton & Hove Albion's Yves Bissouma and Sander Berge of already-relegated Sheffield United. Both players would be keen on the idea of moving to the Emirates Stadium but it would all depend on the prices Brighton and the Blades would be willing to accept. Should Arsenal pinpoint Bissouma as the man to come in and bolster the midfield, they would be landing a player, who is not only keen on joining the club, but has also been nothing short of superb this season. Read More Related Articles 'Future captain!' - Arsenal fans love what Jack Grealish has done to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Read More Related Articles Arsenal fans notice same problem with the new adidas away shirt but there is an explanation The Mali international has been a regular star for the Seagulls and is the subject of no shortage of interest from a whole host of clubs, including Manchester United and Liverpool. The prospect of him arriving in north London is bound to excite Arsenal supporters, who would no doubt be waiting with great intrigue, should he join the club, to see what shirt number he would be awarded at the Emirates Stadium. Since joining the Seagulls back in 2018, Bissouma has always donned the No.8 shirt, meaning he may wish to continue that trend at Arsenal. With Ceballos poised to return to Madrid, his favourite shirt number would be vacant at the Emirates Stadium this summer, potentially increasing his desire to make the move. Yves Bissouma has worn shirt No.
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However, should Bissouma make the switch and fancy a change, other numbers would be available. Here, football.london has taken a quick look at what other shirt numbers could be on offer for Bissouma in north London this summer. No.10 Since Mesut Ozil finally sealed his exit from the Emirates Stadium in January, joining Turkish outfit Fenerbahce, the No.10 shirt has been vacant. This shirt has been worn by a number of Arsenal legends in the past, including Dennis Bergkamp and Robin van Persie, meaning it could entice Bissouma to take it on.
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No.11 Currently, the No.11 shirt belongs to on-loan Real Madrid ace Martin Odegaard, who took the number from Torreira upon his arrival at the Emirates Stadium in January. But with Odegaard's future still up in the air, although Arsenal are keen to keep hold of him, the No.11 shirt will become vacant if he doesn't return next season. No.26 The No.26 shirt has been vacant at the Emirates Stadium since goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez left the club last summer to join Aston Villa, meaning it could be a number Bissouma wishes to consider. No.29 Currently, shirt No.29 belongs to French midfielder Guendouzi, who is currently out on loan at Hertha Berlin in Germany. But with the midfielder on the Gunners' list of players who are poised to be sold this summer, it could become vacant for Bissouma or any other new arrivals to take on.
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