Sacked Arsenal boss Unai Emery had banked on three major signings being made last summer, it has been revealed.
Emery was sacked as the Gunners' boss at the end of last month after overseeing the club's worst run of results in over two decades. And it's been claimed the club failed to land his top transfer targets.
The Athletic says he had pinpointed England centre-back Harry Maguire as a solution to the club's defensive problems, and was also keen on Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha and Atletico Madrid's Thomas Partey.
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