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Unai Emery proved during his time in charge at Sevilla that he is capable of making shrewd investments in the transfer market and he will need to do so again at the Emirates Stadium if reports of a £50m kitty, nothing in today’s market, are to be believed.
The Spaniard will largely look to improve the players that he already has at his disposal, but one or two key additions in the right areas could make all the difference as he attempts to put the Gunners back on the footballing map.
According to the latest media reports, one man firmly on the North London outfit’s transfer radar and who is said to have a release clause of £26m in his contract is AS Roma’s emerging young midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini.
Having enjoyed a two-year spell working under Eusebio Di Francesco at Sassuolo, the 21-year-old followed his manager back to the Italian capital last summer, featuring in 28 of 38 Serie A matches for the Giallorossi: