Mikel Arteta and Edu recognize the need for more business and the club is said to be targeting 11 potential targets in four key positions.
Arsenal closed their second deal in the summer after Albert Sambi Lokonga completed the move from him to Anderlecht on Monday in a £18 million deal.
The Belgian follows Nuno Tavares to London, and the Portuguese left-back seals a £7 million transfer from Benfica earlier this month.
But Arsenal’s transfer deal shouldn’t end there.
Coach Mikel Arteta and Coach Edu recognize the need for more business and, according to Football.London, the club is targeting 11 potential targets in four key positions.
Despite not having signed as many, the club has indicated that it hopes to secure up to three more additions before the end of the transfer window to improve the starting lineup.
The 23-year-old central midfielder must complete transfer formalities upon his return from vacation, which were postponed due to England’s trip to the Euro 2020 final.
White’s arrival from the south shore will bring him alongside Gabriel as the Gunners’ main defensive partner. While new defensive additions are not considered a priority, Arteta and Edu could be forced to enter the right-back market with Hector Bellerin eager to move on.
Norwich City star Max Aarons and RB Leipzig’s Tyler Adams were recently linked to Arsenal, but with Callum Chambers and Cedric already on the roster, the club may decide to keep the fire burning and focus on other areas.
Arsenal’s top priority after closing the White deal is to sign a creative midfielder ahead of the new Premier League campaign.
Soccer: London said the club has an interest in Leicester City’s James Maddison, but that the midfield master will likely be out of the club’s financial reach this summer.
Lyon’s Houssem Aouar is a name that has made a comeback after the first few clashes last summer, and the Frenchman’s price has dropped significantly since he first sought out Arsenal last year.
Martin Odegaard had a successful mission at Emirates in the second half of last season, and the club has made no secret of its desire to secure the return of the Norwegian captain.