Arsenal are reportedly plotting for life without Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil by preparing a £50m double swoop for Yacine Brahimi and Max Meyer.
Both Sanchez and Ozil will see their respective contracts with the Gunners expire next summer, and with no renewals in sight, it looks as though they could be heading for the exit door.
While Arsenal will want to avoid losing them for nothing, they could be forced to consider sales at the end of this season, which in turn has sparked speculation over who they will bring in as replacements.
According to The Sun, they’ve set their sights on Porto’s Brahimi and Schalke star Meyer, who have both received rave reviews and are seemingly ready for a big move elsewhere.
Brahimi is a versatile attacking player who has scored five goals and provided four assists in 19 Liga NOS games this season, while Meyer has bagged two goals and five assists in 36 outings in all competitions.
Even though both players offer much more beyond those statistics, it will still be a disappointment for many Arsenal fans to see their top two star players replaced with inferior additions and so it will be a concern for Arsene Wenger or his successor moving forward.
As noted by the Sun, with Sead Kolasinac reportedly reaching a deal with the Gunners, it could be a busy summer in north London as additions to strengthen the squad have to be made on the basis of what the club has experienced this year.
With a battle to finish in the Premier League top four on their hands, coupled with their continued failure in the Champions League, changes are demanded from the fans this summer, whether that’s replacing Wenger or shaking up the squad to challenge for major trophies.