Arsene Wenger has been handed the opportunity to strengthen his attacking options through the signing of one of England’s brightest prospects.
With several key stars apparently considering a move elsewhere, Wenger might have some reshuffling to do in his midfield and attack this summer.
Everton star Ross Barkley has been deemed as one of the Gunners’ current targets and according to the Daily Mail, Arsenal are ‘leading the chase’ for the midfielder’s signature along with Tottenham.
The 23-year-old’s situation at Goodison Park is very similar to Mesut Ozil’s at Arsenal as he stalls over the decision to extend his contract.
Everton have reportedly made it clear that an offer in the region of £50 million is likely to ensure the sale of Barkley.
If the England international, who only has 12 months left on his contract, refuses to renew his deal, Ronald Koeman will be obliged to sell him this summer to avoid losing him to a free transfer a year later.