Will Arsenal miss four signings without Champions League football?


Arsenal could miss out on four signings after failing to qualify for the 2022-23 Champions League last season.

Arsenalfailure to qualify for the Champions League could have seen Mikel Arteta miss a total of four proposed signings this summer.

The Gunners were in the driving seat for a top-four spot for most of the spring before back-to-back defeats to Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United gave Spurs the upper hand.

Arsenal started the final day of the 2021-22 Premier League campaign two points behind Antonio Contebut they did what was expected of them by beating Everton 5-1.

However, Tottenham netted five goals from their own Norwich City past to confirm their Champions League place for 2022-23, forcing Arsenal to settle for Europa League football in the process.

Arteta and technical director Edu He was expected to oversee a major spending summer regardless of Arsenal’s position in the league, but missing out on the top four could have bigger implications than expected.

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According The sunArsenal had planned seven new signings with Champions League football, but the north London club may now only be able to sign three new arrivals.

However, the report adds that Arsenal are “increasingly confident” of their chances of securing a deal with Manchester City. Gabriel Jesus as they prepare to reinforce their front line.

Alexandre Lacazette followed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang out the door before his contract expires next month, leaving Eddie Nketiah as Arteta’s only senior number nine.

Nketiah is also set to move elsewhere on a free transfer, but the 23-year-old has reportedly agreed to a new five-year contract at the Emirates worth £100,000-a-week after a strong end to the campaign.

The Gunners have also been linked to the likes of Tammy Abraham and Gianluca Scamacca to replace Lacazette and Aubameyang and reportedly offered the chance to sign with PSV Eindhoven Cody Gakpo.

Belgian Youri Tielemans applauds the supporters after the match on March 26, 2022© Reuters

A move for the Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans is also on the cards for Arsenal, who are believed to seal the Belgian’s £25million signing.

The arrival of Tielemans could pave the way for Lucas Torreira and Ainsley Maitland Niles to complete their early releases, but mohamed elneny signed a new one-year contract until 2023.

The Gunners are also considering the possibility of sending Nuno Tavares loaned to continue its development, with Bologna Aaron Hickey on the radar for defensive reinforcements.

American goalie Matt Turner will soon arrive from the United States to serve as a replacement for Aaron Ramsdalewith Bernd Leno would have to make a permanent move elsewhere.

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