Arsenal transfer business can kick-off after £20m signing takes first step ahead of busy summer

Jakub Kiwior was eliminated from Euro 2024 with Poland as Arsenal await summer offers
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Arsenal have been patient through the early stages of the window as the likes of Chelsea and Aston Villa appear to be moving early with both incomings and outgoings. The Gunners were keen on RB Leipzig striker Benjamin Sesko but the Slovenian has since signed a new deal with the German club.

Otherwise, there is a feeling of quiet in the transfer space but that could begin to change as the first stage of the international tournaments come to a close. Some nations have already been eliminated after the second round of games was completed.

Poland, for instance, failed to win either of their matches in Group D and have already been eliminated. Arsenal defender Jakub Kiwior will therefore begin his summer holiday before being expected to return to north London - unless he now completes a transfer.

AC Milan and Juventus have been reportedly keen on the centre-half who only signed from Italian club Spezia in the January window of last year for £20million. He started the 0-0 draw at the Etihad Stadium among a string of games as the Gunners chased a title without summer signing Jurrien Timber.

Although not initially thought of as one of the obvious candidates to bring in additional funds, should Milan or Juve offer a considerable improvement on the price the Gunners paid just over 18 months ago, they could be tempted into a sale, especially with Timber now having returned to fitness.

For Arsenal supporters hoping for a break in the silence, this stands as a potential first step. Arsenal are yet to make a considerable sale amid news surrounding the exits of 22 players, with both Reuell Walters and Amario Cozier-Duberry expected to join that list come the end of this month.

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Some clubs are also looking to work around the dates determined by Profit and Sustainability Rules. Recent days have seen Chelsea, Aston Villa, Everton and Newcastle step up their efforts to work to the deadlines and help them remain within the confines of the deals.

After July, the combination of the deadline's expiration and the closing out of the Euros and Copa America is sure to see activity in the market exponentially rise. Arsenal have needs in several areas including striker, winger, central midfield, defence and a backup goalkeeper - in addition to the confirmation of David Raya's permanent arrival.