Arsenal’s six transfer targets – and how close Mikel Arteta is to signing them rated

Arsenal have made three signings in this summer’s transfer window but there is still time for Mikel Arteta and co. to snap up some more recruits ahead of the new campaign

Video LoadingVideo UnavailableClick to playTap to playThe video will auto-play soon8CancelPlay nowArteta reveals White’s Arsenal move was long time in makingByChris WheatleyJake PoldenSports Agenda Editor

  • 10:52, 3 Aug 2021
  • Updated11:13, 3 Aug 2021

Mikel Arteta is under pressure to strengthen his Arsenal side this summer ahead of a big season for the Spaniard.

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But with no European football on offer at the Emirates, Arteta and co. are up against it trying to attract players capable of dragging the Gunners back into the Champions League.

Arsenal have done a great job in attracting centre-back Ben White from Brighton, parting with an eye-watering £50million to get the transfer over the line.

Arteta admitted after Arsenal's recent friendly defeat by Chelsea that he is the kind of player the Gunners have needed for years.

And the Spaniard's work isn't quite done yet. Here are six players currently linked with a transfer to Arsenal – and we've rated the likelihood they'll join the club before the summer window slams shut.

Mikel Arteta is under pressure to strengthen his Arsenal side
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Tammy Abraham – Likely

Looks like he's angling for a new contract with Aston Villa and Manchester United also potential destinations. Arteta likes him and he could join if the club sells one of their current senior strikers.

Houssem Aouar – Unlikely

No contact or bid since last summer but clearly a player Arteta likes.

Aaron Ramsdale – Likely

Arsenal have made two offers for the Sheffield United goalkeeper and he has emerged as the top goalkeeper choice for Arteta.

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James Maddison – Possible

The major sticking point is the fee. It's a deal that could happen later in the window dependent on player sales. The player would be open to joining.

Andre Onana – Small chance

Initial interest in January and further enquiries this summer, but Arsenal haven't pursued a deal for the goalkeeper yet.

Sergino Dest – Small chance

Another player Mikel Arteta likes but a transfer is unlikely to materialise in this summer's window.

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