Arsenal: Four realistic summer signings

Arsenal opinion: Arsene Wenger has never been one for marquee signings, so who is he likely to target this summer?

Robbie Britnell
Published 01/05/2013 10:09 by Robbie Britnell, read by 4,375 people.

It's crazy time once again, with a whole host of clubs linked with top players to boost their chances of achieving and surpassing their objectives. 

Arsenal are usually a club who end up more disappointed as they struggle to grasp the more high profile players whilst failing to keep hold of the ones they already have.

If a marquee signing is to evade Arsenal’s clutches again this summer then who could Arsene Wenger turn to?

We take a look at some low-key signings that could improve the Arsenal squad for next season.

Mohamed Diame

The Senegalese midfielder proved himself to be one of the best signings of the summer as he has had starring roles in most of West Ham's victories and even some of their defeats and draws. 

The ex-Wigan man had been performing admirably however, it was only until December, when he came on from the bench at half time and stole the show, turning a 1-0 deficit to a 3-1 in his side's favour. 

Despite a few injuries disrupting his performance, Diame is now back to his best and would be a real improvement on the Arsenal midfield; adding strength and robustness to his possible side.

Morgan Schneiderlin 

Schneiderlin is all that Arsene Wenger could ever want. He has an impressive range of passing as well as willingness to go in for the more risky challenges, and would really help to compensate for all of Arsenal's attacking players. 

Schneiderlin also plays for Southampton; who have a similar style of play to Arsenal and their passing philosophy.  

Simon Mignolet 

Sunderland's goalkeeping Belgian is everything Arsene Wenger loves; young, full of potential and affordable. As Wojciech Szczesny’s performances have severely decreased, Arsenal have opted to play Vito Mannone and Lukas Fabianski instead of him, meaning that the place is well up for grabs. 

Even if Sunderland do stay up, then Mignolet may look for a move to expand his claims for a position in the Belgian national line-up.

Jonathan Williams 

The young Welshman has earned many plaudits this year after exceptional performances for both club and country however, this is one transfer skill that Wenger does have; the ability to find and purchase young, promising talent and this is certainly what Williams is. 

Williams may be available for around eight million at this stage however; his stock is rising substantially so Wenger may want to move sooner rather than later.

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