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Arsenal are being linked with some late transfer business before the summer window closes at the end of the month, with injuries to key players exposing the lack of depth in this current Gunners squad. Arsene Wenger has already spent big this summer on bringing in the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Mathieu Debuchy and Calum Chambers, though more new faces could still be on their way to the Emirates Stadium in the coming days, according to recent rumours. New additions are needed all over the pitch, and it could be that as many as four new signings are made before the transfer window closes, with one in defence to replace the departing Thomas Vermaelen, one in midfield to cover the injured Mikel Arteta, and possibly two in attack to cover for the injured Olivier Giroud and maybe even replace Lukas Podolski, whose future at the club looks uncertain. Here’s a potential XI Arsenal could field if they bring their targets in:
Goalkeeper and defence:
With Arsenal in need of defensive cover after selling the unsettled Thomas Vermaelen to Barcelona, it is being rumoured that they have made an approach to Borussia Dortmund for Greek international centre-back Sokratis Papastathopoulos. The 26-year-old has only been with Dortmund for one season but became a regular for Jurgen Klopp’s side and looks a good option to come in as a squad player for Arsene Wenger. With 51 caps for the Greek national side, Sokratis has also played for big names such as Werder Bremen and AC Milan in his career so far.
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