Three players Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta could sign in the summer transfer window

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Arsenal are on the up under Mikel Arteta with the Gunners currently on a 10-match unbeaten run in all competitions.

The Spaniard has given the team confidence once more and has also tightened up the defence.

In the 12 matches Arteta has been in charge, the North London side have conceded 10 times, compared with 23 the 12 previous games before that.

Recent results have again given fans hope that they can qualify for next season’s Champions League, especially if fifth place is a qualification spot due to Manchester City’s European ban.

As well as on the pitch matters, Arteta and his team will be exploring how they can add to the squad in the summer.

But who could Arsenal possibly make a move for? We take a look at three players the Gunners have been linked with in the last seven days

Carlos Soler

Reports in The Mirror claim Mikel Arteta is interested in signing Valencia star Carlos Soler in the summer.

The attack-minded midfielder made the breakthrough at his hometown club in 2016 and has since made 138 appearances in all competitions.

Despite recently penning a new contract until 2023 at the Mestalla, it’s thought that the former Spain Under-21 international is on Arsenal’s transfer wishlist.
But with a release clause reported to be at around £140million, it seems difficult to see how the Gunners could bring the 23-year-old to the Premier League.

Jonathan Tah

German publication Sport Bild have reported that the Gunners are weighing up a swoop for Bayer Leverkusen defender Jonathan Tah.

The 24-year-old has made 27 appearances for the Bundesliga side in all competitions this term and is a nine-time Germany international.

Thomas Partey

Spanish outlet Libertad Digital have reported that Arsenal are prepared to pay Thomas Partey’s £42million release clause.

The 26-year-old has played 172 matches for Atletico Madrid and is a key player for boss Diego Simeone.

However, it’s claimed the Gunners are aware of the 26-year-old’s release clause and are considering paying that in an attempt to land the defensive midfielder.

Partey’s representatives are thought to be discussing a new contract with the La Liga side but, as it stands, the Ghana international’s current deal is vulnerable to admirers.
It’s claimed that his abilities have caught the eye of Arsenal who are considering a move because Tah’s £34 million release clause expires in June.

However, it’s thought that the North London side could face a battle to land the ex-Hamburg man with Atletico Madrid also said to be interested.

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