The biggest summer transfer window in many a year awaits Arsenal.
And if those in the Arsenal boardroom get this one wrong then it could spell serious trouble for many, many more years to come.
And it’s not like Arsenal fans haven’t suffered enough for over the last ten+ years.
One name that has been linked to Arsenal has been Serie A-based midfielder, Manuel Locatelli.
Reports in Italy suggest that Arsenal would jump at the chance to sign the £30 million-rated Sassuolo midfielder – and whether it’s Locatelli or somebody else Mikel Arteta needs to refresh his midfield this summer.
Well, a little insight into what type of player Locatelli is, he topped the chart of making the most ‘progressive passes’ from any midfielder in the top five leagues in Europe this season.
There are a number of familiar faces on that list for the Arsenal faithful to digest, including the likes of Cesc Fabregas, Jordan Henderson, Joshua Kimmich and Marco Veratti.
And despite being surrounded by stellar names, it’s the man seemingly wanted by Arsenal who tops the list.
Even with the players Arsenal already have on their books, they need to add more quality to their midfield, but it also seems as though their marmite-like figure, Granit Xhaka, could be heading for the exit door this summer.
And if that’s the case then Arsenal need a replacement for the combative player.
Locatelli has to be an individual they have to consider and he is seemingly a player Arsenal fans want their club to push for.
But do they trust the men in suits to do the job? Well, after they lost out to Aston Villa to the signing of Emi Buendia, the answer would be no.
However, the Arsenal supporters have to hope, but it’s the hope that kills.
Nonetheless, here is a selection of Arsenal fans reacting to Locatelli being the most ‘progressive’ midfield passer in Europe: