Arsenal are looking to complete business over at least three signings this summer after a slow start.
With just over two weeks left until the transfer window shuts, the Gunners are yet to make a first-team transfer.
Gabriel Martinelli has joined from Ituesca but at 18 he is expected to go straight into the reserves.
Arsenal’s turgid transfer window is not for want of trying, with pursuits still going ahead for the likes of Wilfried Zaha, Kieran Tierney and Dani Ceballos.
But with a depleted budget, Unai Emery must get creative in their transfer strategy.
Crystal Palace are proving the sturdiest opponents after consistently telling the Gunners that Zaha is not for sale.
The Ivorian is understood to want a move but the Eagles are demanding £80m for the attacker.
Arsenal are going ahead in their plans to sign the 26-year-old anyway, and could offer some players in return.
As for Tierney, Celtic boss Neil Lennon laid out a strong marker by saying the deal is dead.
But the Gunners are close to stumping up the £25m price-tag, though they may have to sell to raise funds.
And Ceballos is growing increasingly close to joining on loan from Real Madrid after having a medical yesterday.
Zinedine Zidane is happy to see the midfielder go after a series of spats during his two tenures.
But the Bernabeu bigwigs do not want to see such a prospect leave permanently after he reiterated his potential at the Under-21 European Championships.
Ceballos was an important cog in Spain’s midfield as they went on to triumph over Germany in the final.
The arrival of Ceballos and Zaha would nudge Mesut Ozil out of the starting XI, however, as he would not fit in a potential 4-3-3.
So, how could Arsenal line-up next season if all goes to plan?
Predicted line-up: Leno; Bellerin, Sokratis, Holding, Tierney; Torreira, Xhaka, Ceballos; Zaha, Aubameyang, Lacazette.