Players will likely need to be sold in order to help fund their transfer plans this summer with Bernd Leno, Hector Bellerin and Ainsley Maitland-Niles tipped to leave permanently. The wage bill will also be reduced with Lacazette and Mohamed Elneny on expiring contracts.
If Arteta does get the signings he wants this summer then the Spaniard will be under significant pressure to push Arsenal further up the table. It’s clear to see the progress Arsenal have made this season with their young guns pushing for a top-four finish.
There will be a welcome return to the Champions League should they finish the season strong, but Arsenal fans will want to see even more improvements next year. The Gunners are currently on track, but this summer’s window will be paramount to how quickly they can soon begin challenging at the top.