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After failing to secure Champions League football for the second consecutive season, the Gunners have little budget for new signings. But anyway, Unai Emery is set to bring some much-needed reinforcements in this summer.
The best way for Emery to do so is to look at some potential free agents in order to maximize his summer budget.
Below is a list of five players who will be available for free when their contracts at their clubs expire on Lune 30.
The 36-year-old confirmed his departure from Paris Saint-Germain over the weekend and he is now on the look-out for his next club. Defensive reinforcements are expected to be Emery’s main priority this summer, and Alves could become one of the best options.
The 33-year-old will leave Atletico Madrid this summer. Despite struggling in a previous spell in the Premier League with Chelsea, Luis has been one of Atletico’s shining stars in recent seasons, and the Gunners could do much worse than to take a chance on the player.
The 30-year-old will depart Chelsea in six days time, having spent most of the season being forced to watch on from the sidelines after being frozen out by then Blues boss Maurizio Sarri.
But having spent the last 11-years playing in the Premier League, Cahill could become the type of leader the Gunners have long been craving at the back.
Rabiot is the most high-profile soon-to-be free agent in European football.
The 24-year-old was linked with a switch to Barcelona for most of last season, but his wage demands proved to be a stumbling block for any potential deal, with the La Liga giants opting to sign Frenkie de Jong of Ajax instead. There’s no doubting that Rabiot would improve a side like Arsenal.
Brahimi, who is second high-profile name on the list will become a free-agent after turning a new deal with Porto. Given the lack of wingers at the Emirates, a move for Brahimi wouldn’t be the worst addition Emery could make to his squad this summer, although Premier League rivals Everton are also reportedly interested in the 29-year-old.