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The Gunners are set for an extremely busy summer transfer window as manager Mikel Arteta looks to bolster his squad just 12 months after spending in excess of £150million on six first-team signings. Technical director Edu is keen to sign a defender, a central midfielder and at least one forward, football.london understands.
The Brazilian transfer chief has already brought in three players. American goalkeeper Matt Turner, Brazilian winger Marquinhos and most recently Portuguese playmaker Fabio Vieira, who was officially unveiled on Tuesday evening. Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus and fellow Brazilian Raphinha continue to be linked with a move to north London and football.london understands that Edu has held talks with Jesus’ representatives in recent months.
With that in mind, sit back and let us keep you up to date with the latest from the Emirates Stadium.