Arsenal have had mixed fortunes throughout the season and will be determined to seal their place in the top four of the Premier League in the coming months.
The Gunners have struggled to display consistency since the turn of the year but are showing some signs of encouragement, with Unai Emery carefully building his team for the future.
Nevertheless, the summer transfer window is sure to prove crucial for Arsenal as they go in search of battling with the Premier League’s top teams once again ahead of next season.
With Emery expected to be working within a limited budget, bargain buys are likely to be targeted, but a blend of value and quality must surely be a priority.
There are plenty of potential signings who would strengthen Arsenal in critical areas, and we’ve identified six players from Serie A.
The top flight of Italian football has players of immense technical ability and, as such, presents a lucrative market for a possession-favouring manager such as Emery.
Take a look at the players who we feel should be targeted.
Audero has impressed at Sampdoria. He is currently on loan from Juventus, and with Petr Cech retiring at the end of the season, he’d be a strong, long-term signing to rival Bernd Leno.
Rugani is an excellent central defender, and that is precisely what Arsenal require. They have a decent pool of centre-backs, but no outstanding figure. The Italian international would remedy this problem but may be hard to prise away from Juventus.
Pellegrini is an intelligent player and would add more quality on the ball to Arsenal’s midfield. The Gunners have plenty of options in the centre, but the Roma star would enhance Emery’s choices.
Stephan El Shaarawy
Also a Roma player, El Shaarawy would add quality to Arsenal’s squad. The Gunners are currently a winger or two short, and the Italian international would add flair, cutting edge and creativity.
Chiesa continues to stand out for Fiorentina in Serie A. He is capable of scoring goals, creating chances and hurting defences with his pace and direct style. He’d suit Emery’s style well.
Under is a man in demand, and it’s easy to see why. He’s tricky, brave on the ball and can win games with moments of magic. The young Roma wide man would provide Arsenal with greater unpredictability in the final third.