Arsenal fans have every reason to feel excited about the upcoming season, with Unai Emery breathing fresh life into the club and looking to strengthen the areas of the team that have consistently let the Gunners down in recent years.
Stephan Lichtsteiner and Sokratis Papastathopoulos will bring much-needed experience to the defensive unit, whilst Bernd Leno will provide a new voice and younger legs between the sticks, though the talented trio are unlikely to be the only new arrivals at the Emirates Stadium.
In addition to targeting a holding midfielder, reports are now emerging that the North London outfit want to bring in Hirving Lozano, with the winger really impressing for Mexico at this summer’s World Cup in Russia.
Scorer of the winning goal in his country’s surprise success against Germany, the energetic and pacy wide player arrived at the tournament on the back of a tremendous debut season with PSV Eindhoven in which he won the Dutch title.
Taking the Eredivisie by storm, the 22-year-old helped himself to an incredible 17 goals and nine assists, with only two players in the division, AZ Alkmaar’s Alireza Jahanbakhsh (33) and Feyenoord’s Steven Berghuis (30), making a direct contribution to more top-flight goals.
It was also noticeable that one of only three defeats suffered by the champions took place when Lozano was missing, whilst PSV actually averaged an extra 0.2 goals per game when the Mexican international was involved:
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Thought to be valued at upwards of £25m, the right-footed left winger would offer something completely different to both Mesut Özil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan in the final third, thus providing the Gunners with a new dimension to their play.
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