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Could Arsenal regret missing out on certain signings?

Posted on July 05, 2016 by David Nugent

In the past few transfer windows Arsenal have been linked with hundreds, maybe even thousands of different players, some realistic targets and some not so realistic targets.

However, some of the prominent players linked with moves to the Gunners in recent windows, like Grzegorz Krychowiak, Nolito and Henrikh Mkhitaryan have moved or are about to move clubs this summer.

Two reported-Arsenal targets will play in England next season

Arsenal have been linked with Spanish international forward Nolito off-and-on for the last few transfer windows, but the former-Celta Vigo striker has got his move to the Premier League with Manchester City.

A reported fee of around £14million is not a lot for a player who was in the Spain team at Euro 2016 and has consistently impressed in La Liga for the past couple of seasons. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger may have found it hard to fit the winger into his side, but will he come good at the Etihad Stadium?

Armenian international attacking midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan is close to sealing a £26million move from Dortmund to Manchester United. The 27-year-old is another player that Arsenal has been linked with the past.

He has been outstanding for BVB in the Bundesliga in the last two seasons, scoring and creating goals for fun for the German side. His versatility is also a big asset, as he can play on either flank or as a number ten behind the striker.

Time will tell if the Armenian is as successful in the English top-flight, as he was in the German top-flight, but he looks to be a good signing for United.

Heading for Paris

Krychowiak was heavily linked with a move to north London, as the Gunners looked to find a midfield enforcer. He was rather impressive for Poland and has been a mainstay of the Sevilla side in recent years.

The highly-rated defensive midfielder has followed former-boss Unai Emery from Andalucía to Paris this summer. The Gunners may have signed Grant Xhaka to fill that defensive midfield position, but would Krychowiak have been a better option for north London club?

Arsene Wenger still being cautious

The aforementioned players are not the only reported-Arsenal targets who have moved on this summer, with Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic joining Manchester united, while German midfielder Ilkay Gundogan.

It’s not surprising that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is being cautious in the transfer market, as the Frenchman is not going to change a habit of a lifetime this late in his career. However, already the likes of Manchester United and Manchester City have been busy signing quality players.

The Gunners odds of 11/2 to win the Premier League title will look generous if Wenger does not manage to strengthen his squad this summer. Even if he does it will be an uphill battle for the Gunners to break their 12 year title draught.

Will Arsenal regret missing out on certain players?

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