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Arsenal boss Arteta planning three big midfield signings

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has ambitious plans to revamp his midfield next season.

The Times says Arteta is looking to add a wealth of experience to the team and is intent on switching to a 4-3-3 system next season, as he continues implement his own style of play.

He has identified Philippe Coutinho, Atletico Madrid's Thomas Partey and Chelsea winger Willian as the men to help transform his side as they look to build on their FA Cup triumph.

With Coutinho now exiled by Barcelona, Arsenal could snap up the Brazilian this summer, with recent reports suggesting that the former Liverpool star could cost as little as £9million. A loan deal is also being mooted should Barcelona not receive an offer in the region of their valuation of the player.

Partey is being seen as the man to take over from Matteo Guendouzi after the Frenchman lost his place in the squad due to attitude issues.

And while Willian remains locked in contract talks with the Blues over extending his stay at the club, Arsenal are one of the front-runners to land the Brazilian should he not be offered a new deal. He wants three years at Chelsea, who are only offering two.

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