Arsenal technical director Edu says that the club have a clear transfer strategy in place this summer.
And the Gunners intend to emphasise quality over quantity. It means that there will not be the same wholesale buying seen at the end of last season, when six new faces were brought into the club.
Instead they will concentrate on signing “one or two” players that can add real depth and talent to the squad.
The Gunners have consciously adopted a model of bringing down the age profile of their squad, with graduates from their academy system supplemented with young talent signed from across Europe.
The club has faced criticism for failing to sign anybody in the January transfer window, and injuries to key players left the squad looking threadbare. And, with European football of some sort increasingly likely to return to the Emirates next season, more bodies will be needed to cope with the increased number of games.
Edu’s comments would suggest that more youngsters can expect first-team minutes next season.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.