Kudus signs, Gomes transfer and Isak verdict - Dream Arsenal window after latest deadline passes

Mohammed Kudus and Joao Gomes both feature in's updates dream Arsenal signings this summer
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The transfer window continues to be a slow burner for Arsenal and many other clubs as both the European Championships and Copa America continue to dominate the attention of football fans. However, with today being the last day of June, it brings to an end the latest Profit and Sustainability cycle for Premier League clubs meaning that from tomorrow, there is an expectation that movement in the market will grow exponentially.

The hope is, of course, this means that Arsenal will to begin to move with more purpose and look to get deals done. By this time last year, the Gunners had already signed Kai Havertz from Chelsea in a £65million deal with the moves for Declan Rice and Jurrien Timber being confirmed a fortnight later.

With that in mind, I previously discussed my dream window for Arsenal some weeks ago and little has changed since, besides Benjamin Sesko signing a new deal with RB Leipzig. However, my mind has since been opened to different options, and therefore what a dream window now looks like, for me, for Arsenal is therefore different.

Mohammed Kudus

I discussed yesterday that it had surprised me there were no links regarding Arsenal and Mohammed Kudus. Considering a wide player is definitely up there as a key signing Arsenal can make and a centre forward looks unlikely an approach for Kudus makes a lot of sense.

His ability to play right, left, attacking midfield, and even up top makes him incredibly desirable and now more than last summer. His experience in the Premier League and seamless transition to English football has made this deal a no-brainer but the cost is what remains a mystery.

Alexander Isak

For a time, I thought that if there was one player who could be the Rice-type signing of 2024 then it was Alexander Isak. A Premier League-proven striker who scored more than 20 goals and appeared the fit perfectly into Mikel Arteta’s system and would guarantee yet another record-breaking goalscoring season for Arsenal.

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However, since coming back down to reality, it has become glaringly apparent that Newcastle have little interest in selling beyond an astronomical fee, which the Gunners likely can neither afford nor would want to pay. Therefore, moving for an alternative would make sense but again the options do not stand out and the likes of Viktor Gyokeres will cost far more than their genuine market value. However, should one player be moved for in the position, it is likely the Swede for me.

Joao Gomes

Central midfield is indeed the priority for Arsenal during this window, understands, but who that might be remains to be seen. One player not spoken about too often whom I have certainly grown to appreciate is Wolves and Brazil’s Joao Gomes.

Arriving as the replacement for Ruben Neves – another player I would bring back to England in a heartbeat – Gomes has transitioned seamlessly with his performances earning him caps for the Selecao. Wolves often demand high prices for their top talents but it might be Gomes is the final piece to the Arsenal midfield puzzle and therefore shouldn't be disregarded in terms of a fee.