Salzburg’s parent club are both a sweet spot and a troubling club to target in transfer windows. They have the personnel to fill nearly every issue Arsenal have on tap, but they’ll also demand top dollar for their talent. And given Arsenal’s war chest is filled with fluff and empty promises, it’s going to be a tough buy.
Regardless, they have everything we need. Lukas Klosterman and Nordi Mukiele are both speedy and talented options, who can play right-back and center-back equally well. Tyler Adams and Konrad Laimer are both excellent options as a midfield pivot, but going further forward, Christopher Nkunku and Marcel Sabitzer are two of the best creative No. 8’s in the world at the moment. Even one of the latter two could change our fortunes.
Dani Olmo is also coming up through the ranks as a pure No. 10, and 29-year-old Emil Forsberg could make an effective creative stop-gap if we can’t muster funds. And if we’re looking to set the world alight, Dayot Upamecano might just be the man to do that, as his rough vein of form might make him a more accessible transfer.
Leipzig don’t really play with wingers, so that’s out of the question, and Arsenal don’t need Yussuf Poulson or Alexander Sorloth – we need a striker skilled in buildup play, not another poacher – but in general, the first two thirds of Leipzig’s team could slot straight into our starting XI, without a doubt.