Arsenal tipped for more signings this summer amid chase of Ajax star Lisandro Martinez

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Arsenal “don’t feel they have finished just yet” as Mikel Arteta and Edu continue to try and improve their squad ahead of next season.

Four players have already joined the club this summer, with a £45m deal to bring Gabriel Jesus to north London from Manchester City the headline arrival thus far.

The Brazilian international follows Marquinhos, Matt Turner and Fabio Vieira into the Emirates Stadium, while Arteta is keen on bolstering his defence.

Ajax’s Lisandro Martinez is a leading target and the club are keen to wrap up a deal quickly, although interest from Manchester United could complicate matters on that front.

There is also a push to sell players in order to help fund further arrivals, with Aisnley Maitland-Niles, Bernd Leno, Hector Bellerin, Lucas Torreira, club-record signing Nicolas Pepe and Pablo Mari all available to leave.

Former Arsenal striker and current Sky Sports commentator Alan Smith believes the club will continue to strengthen, hailing the relationship between Arteta and technical director Edu.

“They have a smooth operation. It was a mess for Arsenal at one stage, highlighted by the signing on Nicolas Pepe,” he told 888 Sport.

“There has been a turnover of personnel. Now, Edu is on the same page as Mikel Arteta and they think along the same lines in terms of players with is vital.

“You need your technical director and manager to be working closely together. They have done some business early but I am sure they still want to do some more.

“You want as many in as possible for pre-season but they don’t feel they have finished just yet. They need a bigger and better squad.”

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