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Arsenal are under intense pressure to improve their squad this summer in order to make their return into the top four easy and it is up for debate whether they have done enough.
Yes, Alexandre Lacazette has transferred to the North London club in a club record deal of £52 million from Lyon and Bosnian Sead Kolasinac looks to be a real coup on a free transfer, but their rivals have made more effort.
With Romelu Lukaku, Alvaro Morata, Kyle Walker and Bernard Mendy all signing for Arsenal’s various rivals for fee in the region £50 million. The Gunners have a tough one in their hand.
Boss Arsene Wenger extend his deal for another two years at the end of the previous season and despite lifting the FA Cup for the third time in four years, Arsenal fans will not be satisfied till they see team fighting strong for the title this season.
With both Manchester clubs, reigning champions Chelsea, Spurs and Liverpool all going strong, its hard to visualize how will be achieved, especially if Alexis Sanchez does end up dropping his Arsenal shirt.
Another Player who has longed be linked with a move away from the Emirates Stadium is full-back Carl Jenkinson.
Arsenal bought the one-time England international from Charlton for just £2 million back in 2011, but Bellerin’s presence has deterred his growth.
Now aged 25, Jenkinson is ready to move on and reach a better height in his career.
But where? A move to Crystal Palace last January failed after Jenkinson discovered what the club offered him in wages compared to was offered to Jeffrey Schlupp was peanuts, but he is still in search for a new club.
According to Corriere dello Sport in Italy, newly promoted Hellas Verona look set offer for the out-of-favor right-back.
Although the report does not suggest why the Italians would want to risk their money on one-time England international, Jenkinson has entered the final year of his contract, so they might see this as a cost effective target.
Back in January, Wenger simply said that wherever Jenkinson went, he should be fulfilled.
“There is no news about Carl Jenkinson. We are still open to a move but it doesn’t look like something will happen.
“He is integrated in our squad. There is no problem with his attitude. He must find happiness with conditions and where he goes.”