It’s looking likely to be a busy week for Mikel Arteta as he looks to turn his Arsenal side into title contenders once again.
It’s a serious sign of intent from the club as they look to top Pep Guardiola’s side next season.
Having had the second-youngest average age in the Premier League last season, the profile of player being added is fitting into this ethos ensuring the future looks incredibly bright for the Gunners.
With that in mind, here’s a round-up of the big transfer stories this week as Arteta plots his next move.
Kai Havertz completes his move
Kai Havertz completed his move to the club in a £65m deal, giving Arteta more depth in the final third.
There will be many sceptics of this signing considering his goal record, but looking deeper at this addition, it looks to be a shrewd one for Arteta.
The German international has produced big moments for Chelsea, scoring winners in the Champions League and Club World Cup finals. Not only that, but his ability to play as a false nine, number ten and eight will give Arteta several options in the final third.
Declan Rice moves closer to signing
A summer saga has played out with Rice as Arsenal look set to win the race to sign the West Ham midfielder, outbidding Manchester City for his signature.
The move looks set to make Rice the most expensive English player of all time, a serious move by Arteta as he plots to stop Manchester City’s dominance.
Rice could be one of the final pieces of the puzzle for Arteta, with a mix of defensive solidity and efficient possession play being the ideal attributes the 24-year-old will bring to the team.
Arsenal move for Dutch international
Timber looks set to be the third addition for Arsenal this summer with a fee close to being agreed with Ajax for the Dutch international signature.
Timber can play as a right-back and centre-back and is comfortable in possession, giving Arteta the perfect option for his side.
Timber boasted the highest pass success in the Eredivisie last season, ensuring his ability to slip into Arteta’s style of play will be seamless.