I don’t know about you, but I’ve already got a countdown on until we see Mikel Arteta’s table-topping Gunners in action again.
We’ve got a while, folks.
Thankfully, there’s this World Cup thing going on in the meantime to ensure our insatiable craving for football – even if it isn’t Arteta-ball, or whatever the kids are calling it (he says as a 21-year-old) – will be somewhat fulfilled.
Ten Arsenal players will be in action over in the Middle East, but supporters might fancy checking out some potential future Gooners in Qatar. Arsenal’s rebuild will continue in 2023 meaning that the club is expected to be busy in both the January and summer windows.
5 Arsenal transfer targets to watch at the 2022 World Cup
Here are five transfer targets for fans to keep an eye on at the World Cup.
1. Youri Tielemans (Belgium)
This was the saga that never really developed in the summer. Arsenal were interested in acquiring Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemans, but a move never came close to materialising.
Nevertheless, Tielemans, who started the season poorly before improving ahead of the World Cup, is yet to sign a contract extension at the King Power. Thus, as it stands, he’ll be available on a free transfer in the summer.
However, the Belgian international is a player the club should think about acquiring in January to aid their push during the second half of the season.
Tielemans is a key member of Roberto Martinez’s Red Devils and while I’ve predicted Belgium to suffer in Qatar, the Leicester man will be keen to impress potential suitors.
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