Arsenal need to reinforce two key departments this summer before the transfer window closes in less than a week.
The North Londoners have depth and quality in their squad but the strike-force and defensive midfield must be improved.
The Gunners need a world class striker if they are to seriously challenge for the Premier League title this season. Relying on Giroud, Walcott and Welbeck is not going to work.
On the other hand, Arsenal have a top quality first choice defensive midfielder in the form of Francis Coquelin. However, the French international is the only star in the squad who can provide a rock solid cover to the back four.
If the Les Bleus star gets injured, there is no other quality DM to cover. The Gunners were interested in signing Morgan Schneiderlin but he opted to join Manchester United.
To solve that dilemma, Arsenal are finally ready to meet the release clause of $33 million to sign Sevilla’s holding midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak.
The 25-year-old Polish star was ever present for the Spanish side last season and helped them retain the Europa League title.