Sadly, that dream fell part in the space of four days, and Arsenal will only be in the Europa League next season.
The Gunners’ young squad deserve immense praise for how they fared last term. They now need help from the transfer market, and Arteta has to find new players who will come in and fire from day one.
Ian Wright: Arsenal should sign someone like Liverpool star Luis Diaz
Speaking about Arsenal’s summer business, the legendary Englishman said on the Wrighty’s House Podcast: “(At) Arsenal, I think we need key signings, I don’t think we can spend money and hope, I don’t think we can do that now.
“We need to find a goer.
“I’m not saying Luis Diaz, but I’m talking about that Luis Diaz kind of energy.
“He has to come in and hit the ground running, the recruitment has been good, but they need some experience and players who are just ready to go.”
The upcoming summer transfer window is a massive one for Arsenal. They need at least one new striker, if not two, a midfielder and possibly a full-back as well.
Almost all of the Gunners’ new boys hit the ground running last season. Ben White had a difficult first game, but he recovered really well. Aaron Ramsdale was incredible after he came into the squad, while Takehiro Tomiyasu barely put foot a wrong all campaign. Youngsters Nuno Tavares and Albert Sambi Lokonga impressed as well early on.
Arsenal need players who will have a similar impact from the start, but the quality has to be a lot higher. Arteta needs to bring in a striker who will guarantee goals, while a midfielder who can chip in with regular goal contributions would be a blessing for this Gunners side as well.
Very few players come into the Premier League and have the kind of impact that Diaz has had at Liverpool. But, if Arsenal can find someone who can do the same as the ‘outstanding‘ £37 million Reds star, they could become a dangerous side next season.