Arsenal are working on deals to sign “three or four” new players this summer, Unai Emery has revealed.
The north London side have been relatively quiet in the summer transfer window so far and have only concluded a deal to sign Brazilian teenager Gabriel Martinelli.
The Gunners are expected to be keen to bring in a number of new players this summer as they prepare for Emery’s second campaign in charge at the club.
However, the north Londoners do not have the lure of Champions League football to attract new players after they finished fifth in the Premier League last term.
Arsenal are also thought to be working with a limited transfer budget this summer as they look to bring in the players they need.
Now, Emery has insisted that the club are working hard to bring in reinforcements this summer as they look to strengthen their squad ahead of the new campaign.
Speaking in an interview quoted by The Independent, Emery said: “We are working, the club is working with the possibility to sign some new players to help us.
“We are doing a lot of meetings with the club, with (technical director) Edu, with Raul (Sanllehi, head of football) and also with Josh and Stan Kroenke on Monday in Denver.
“We have a clear idea to sign players to help us with quality and in the positions we need.
“We are taking with the patience and with the calm because we really want to sign players who can help us with a big performance and also because we think in the team we have very good players and young players and we also need to take the best player in some positions.
“Really, I can say to our supporters that we are going to have a very good team with the players that are there now and also with three or four players who can help us in a few days.
“Other players can come here to help us. We need, really, that they will come with a big performance and also our target is to achieve three or four players who really improve our team and our squad now.
“We are being very, very demanding and we are first speaking about the possibility to sign very big, very expensive players and the first player in our list is our first target. And after, if we cannot achieve that, then the second.
“But we are thinking every time that they are going to improve our squad.”
Arsenal missed out on their chance to qualify for next season’s Champions League after they finished in fifth place in the Premier League and also lost the Europa League final 4-1 to Chelsea FC back in May.