Arsenal changed their manager for the first time in 22 years, it is therefore expected that there are going to be huge changes to the team under Unai Emery, who was appointed as Wenger’s replacement last month.
After his appointment as Arsenal manager, the former Paris St-German boss wasted no time in letting his transfer plans known to the club’s hierarchy.
As part of his transfer plans, the Spaniard is hoping to improve the club’s backline by getting at least three defenders. He also revealed that the midfield position needs to be strengthened this summer.
The Gunners sporting director Sven Mislintant is also working hard to ensure that Unai gets the best players from the ongoing transfer market.
According to Sky Sports, Sven is in the final phase of discussion with Sampdoria over the signing of Lucas Torreira, who is highly rated by the Serie A club.
Torreira, 23, established himself as an integral part of Sampdoria’s team last summer with eye-catching displays at the middle of the pitch.
Though he has a £25m release clause in his contract with the club, Arsenal are ready to pay £30m for his signature, according to the British media.
If the report from Sky Sports is anything to go by, Arsenal will complete the defensive midfielder’s signature anytime from now.
With Jack Wilshere’s future not yet sort out, Lucas might be the player to partner Mesut Ozil and Mohammed Elneny at the middle of the pitch during the 2018-19 season.