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Mikel Arteta outlines Arsenal transfer plans involving William Saliba and three signings

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Mikel Arteta has highlighted his summer transfer plans following a disappointing season in the Premier League for Arsenal. The Gunners are certain to miss out on the top four and with it qualification for the Champions League through the league.

Arteta will need recruits in several areas if he is to replicate the form that helped them win the FA Cup in 2020. According to Football.London, the Gunners are prioritising a new left-back, right-back and attacking midfielder during the summer.

A left-back is an obvious area of need for Arteta, who has seen Kieran Tierney’s season ended by injury after a promising campaign. The Scot has been hit by problems ever since arriving at the Emirates from Celtic.

The Gunners requiring a solid backup after being forced to play Cedric Soares on the left. Hector Bellerin has been continually linked with a move away. That means that bringing in a new right-back could become key, with the full-backs being among the most creative players for Arsenal this season.

Finally, Arsenal hope to bring loan star Martin Odegaard back permanently after his loan from Real Madrid ends. Odegaard has impressed many with his performances since joining in the January transfer window.

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