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Arsenal planning at least FIVE big summer signings

Arsenal are planning for a busy summer market with at least five additions planned for manager Mikel Arteta's squad.

Football.london says the Spaniard is wasting no time and has already identified targets in five positions he wants to add reinforcements.

The report claims Arteta will prioritise central midfield in his bid to find a long-term partner for Thomas Partey, who has endured a mixed season since joining from Atletico Madrid in last summer's window.

The report claims Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma and Sheffield United counterpart Sander Berge are open to a move to north London, but that their club's respective £40million and £35m valuations could put a spanner in the works.

The club are also set to seek external solutions to strengthen their options at both right-back and left-back.

Goalkeeper and central attacking midfield are the other two areas where Arteta will reportedly look to reinforce, but the report adds that will likely depend on the futures of Bernd Leno and Martin Odegaard.

Arteta could look to strengthen up front, but with Alexandre Lacazette having reportedly been offered a one-year extension and with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Gabriel Martinelli and Folarin Balogun tied down to deals, they may stick with the options they have.

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