Arsenal set for transfer meeting as club chief makes admission Mikel Arteta will love

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta during a training session at Emirates Stadium on May 15, 2024 in London, England.
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Arsenal are set to be involved in what will be one of many transfer meetings this summer as confirmed by a European club's sporting director. The Gunners are expected to be busy in the upcoming trading period with Benjamin Sesko, Alexander Isak, Bruno Guimaraes and Viktor Gyokeres just a few marquee targets.

Following on from a £200million spend last summer, it is unclear whether or not Arteta and Edu have the funds to get any of those deals over the line. In terms of options that will cost significantly less, Jorrel Hato, Ferdi Kadioglu and Justin Bijlow have been linked.

Any of the trio arriving will likely coincide with a senior departure especially as the likes of Aaron Ramsdale, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Thomas Partey and Emile Smith Rowe have struggled for minutes. On the topic of outgoings, Arteta and Edu will likely have to make a number of brutal decisions for their project to continue reaching its latter stages.

A number of loan stars will also return to north London with Kieran Tierney and Nonu Tavares among those likely to move on this summer. Mika Biereth is another enjoying a temporary spell away from the club with the striker in fine form for Sturm Graz.

From 22 games, he has scored nine goals and grabbed four assists with the Austrian outfit keen to make the move permanent according to the club's sporting director Andreas Schicker “We want to try to try to sign Mika permanently," he told Kurier.

"There is an appointment with Arsenal next week. Maybe they will quote a price that would be feasible for us. We can push our limits a little bit higher for a player like that.” The final comment from Schicker will certainly be of intrigue to Arteta and Edu in the hope they can obtain a sizeable fee for his departure.

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Any funds acquired from player sales will likely go to new signings with Arsenal hoping to strengthen in a number of areas, as per transfer guru Fabrizio Romano. “They have several players lined up," he revealed to JD Football. "There is a good chance they will bring in a new midfielder — Thomas [Partey] will leave, Jorginho has extended, but I also think they want to sign a new left-back.”