Onana and four other easy deals Arsenal can complete ahead of unofficial transfer deadline day

Youri Tielemans, Amadou Onana and Timothy Castagne of Belgium stand for the national anthem prior to the UEFA EURO 2024 group stage match between Belgium and Romania at Cologne Stadium on June 22, 2024
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Arsenal are yet to sign anyone in the summer transfer window - but the next few days could present them with the perfect opportunity to do so.

Premier League clubs will be weary of the league's PSR (Profit and Sustainability Rules) deadline on Sunday, June 30. Current rules state that clubs in English football's top tier cannot lose more than £105million across a rolling three-year period, or £35m each season.

It means that clubs that are close to the PSR limit face a nervous few days in the race to ensure they do not potentially breach the league's financial rules. Everton and Nottingham Forest were both handed points deductions last term, which resulted in appeals that dragged on throughout the season.

With that being said, below are five potential deals that the Gunners could look at ahead of Sunday's deadline...

Lucas Digne - Aston Villa

With Kieran Tierney facing an uncertain future at the Emirates Stadium, a new left-back could be useful to provide competition for Oleksandr Zinchenko while using Takahiro Tomiyasu as centre-back cover going forward.

Digne has excelled at Aston Villa, with his performances in defence playing a key role in the Villans' Champions League qualification. If a deal can be agreed upon, then it might be something Arsenal could look into.

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Douglas Luiz - Aston Villa

Reports state the Villa midfielder is closing in on a move to Juventus this summer. Arsenal have been linked with the Brazilian previously, and they may be tempted to make a late swoop before a deal with Juve is completed.

The potential departure of Thomas Partey could accelerate Arsenal's need for a defensive midfielder, which will allow Declan Rice to play in his preferred position further up the pitch.

Ollie Watkins - Aston Villa

Arsenal are looking for a new striker this summer, with Viktor Gyokeres, Alexander Isak and Ivan Toney among the names linked.

One payer who has plenty of Premier League experience is Watkins. With 27 goals across all competitions last term, the England international could be the proven goalscorer Arsenal need to become title winners under Mikel Arteta.

Ben Chilwell - Chelsea

The Chelsea full-back endured an injury-hit campaign last term, but at his peak, he remains one of the league's best left-backs.

The Blues have sold players to Arsenal on several occasions in the past, including Jorginho and Willian, so that should be no barrier to any potential deals. The lure of Champions League football could also be tempting for Chilwell.

Amadou Onana - Everton

The defensive midfielder has been heavily linked with Manchester United in the past and looks set for a new challenge this summer. Currently starring for Belgium at Euro 2024, Onana could be a shrewd signing.

Everton's current PSR situation could also play into Arsenal's hands if they want to pursue a deal. The Toffees are reportedly still needing to raise funds to avoid a potential PSR breach.