A disappointing eighth place last season means the Gunners will be excluded from European football for the first time in 26 years.
However, things are looking up now, with young blood flowing through the veins of the UAE.
Portuguese full-back Nuno Tavares and Anderlecht sensation Albert Sambi Lokonga have already signed, while the replacement of Ben White looks imminent.
The 21-year-old Lokonga signed on Monday for an initial £ 15 million and could be a staple for Arteta’s midfielder this season – an event fans are sure can only be better than the last.
With CTO Edu at work, things are heating up in North London.
Xhaka price tag set
Arsenal told AS Roma that it will not accept offers below €20 million (£17.1 million) for Granit Xhaka.
José Mourinho’s team must agree with the Gunners’ assessment of their Swiss game maker and is awaiting sales to fund an operation.
Italian media Il Tempo says Arsenal have yet to find common ground in negotiations with the Roma club, despite their keen interest in the 28-year-old’s services.
The Gunners signed Xhaka in 2016 from Borussia Mönchengladbach for £ 40.5 million, but he failed to reach his potential with Arsene Wenger, Unai Emery and now Arteta, despite an improved campaign last time.
His performances for Switzerland at Euro 2020 showed that the midfielder can be a force to be reckoned with in his day.
The gunners take the hit from Locatelli
Juventus is likely to beat Arsenal with the transfer of midfielder Sassuolo and Italian international Manuel Locatelli.
The 23-year-old is looking to play in the Champions League next season and would rather go to the Italian giant after helping his country win the European Cup this summer.
Sassualo is asking £34 million for his central midfielder star and the Gunners are eager to approve the deal, but their Serie A counterparts prefer a more structured payout.
The old woman reportedly offered a £26 million fee, lending it until 2021-2022 before being forced to permanently sign the player the following year.
Martin Odegaard and new coach Carlo Ancelotti have already discussed the future of the former at Real Madrid.
This has been reported by the Spanish media AS after Odegaard passed the second half of the last loan to Arsenal and football. London knows the Gunners are eager to bring him back to the English capital for one more season.
Unfortunately for the fans, the 22-year-old and Ancelotti reportedly talked about his future and the Italian coach has promised him more playing time at the Santiago Bernabéu next season.
The Norwegian had a role in the Arteta and Co rally in the New Year, but now it looks like Emile Smith Rowe will take the brunt of creativity until a new one hits the No.10