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Arsenal transfer news: Emery wants to strengthen these THREE areas with up to FIVE players

The Gunners narrowly missed out securing Champions League football for next season by finishing a single point outside the top four in the Premier League.

They had a chance to redeem themselves by winning the Europa League final against Chelsea but ultimately came up short in that too, losing 4-1.

While it was largely a successful first season at the Emirates for Emery, he will be disappointed not to have got his team over the line.

This now means that the club’s transfer budget is substantially smaller than it would have been with Champions League football.

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Arsenal transfer news: Who does Unai Emery want to sign this summer? (Pic: GETTY)

It is believed that there is around £40m to spend plus the money raised from player sales.

So where does Emery want to strengthen and who is he looking at bringing in? Sky Sports’ Transfer Talk podcast has revealed all….

“There are a lot of issues surrounding Arsenal’s transfer business this summer, not least the fact the their budget is around £40m,” it was suggested on Sky Sports’ Transfer Talk podcast.

“They only have £40m plus player sales to spend but that would have been double that had they qualified for the Champions League.

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Emery has a budget of around £40m to spend at Arsenal this summer (Pic: GETTY)

“The wage bill has been too bloated at the club for some time but losing Aaron Ramsey, Petr Cech and Danny Welbeck has slightly improved that.

“They are going to have to look at players who are coming to the end of their contracts or ones who contracts have expired.

“They need a winger, that is their first port of call. Obviously they tried to sign Denis Suarez and another one in January but could only get Suarez.

“I think they will probably go back to someone like Yannick Carrasco who is in China at the moment. He is interested in coming back to Europe.

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Bournemouth star Ryan Fraser has been linked with a move to Arsenal (Pic: GETTY)

“Ryan Fraser is another option as a winger who has only got a year left at Bournemouth and who has expressed a desire to move to a top six club.

“Clearly the transfer fee there would be much lower than someone who has longer on his contract.

“So a winger they need and I think they will look to add to the defence.

Yannick Carrasco

Yannick Carrasco has also been linked with a move to Arsenal from China (Pic: GETTY)

“They also will look to bring in a replacement for Aaron Ramsey in midfield but you are getting into an area now there they are going to have to look to move some players on to raise the funds to bring in the three, four or five player they want.

“So I think what they can bring in will be determined who they can get out the door.

“If they could find a buyer for Mesut Ozil to take his £350,000-a-week wages off the books then that would help too.”

Original article: https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/784160/Arsenal-transfer-news-Unai-Emery-Ryan-Fraser-Yannick-Carrasco-rumours-gossip

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