Video LoadingVideo UnavailableClick to playTap to playThe video will auto-play soon8CancelPlay now

How can Arteta strengthen this summer? Get all your latest Gunners news

Invalid EmailSomething went wrong, please try again later.Sign me up! When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Your information will be used in accordance with ourPrivacy Notice.Thank you for subscribingWe have more newslettersShow meSee ourprivacy notice

Arsenal are set to begin a summer rebuild as Mikel Arteta looks to return the Gunners to European competition.

An eighth-place finish in the Premier League last time has put pressure on the Emirates boardroom – particularly technical director Edu – to make a statement over the coming weeks and bounce back.

Although plenty of departures will be needed to fund said rebuild, it’s incomings that Arsenal supporters are keen to see.

Every department could do with some upgrades, so let’s assess who might be knocking about in North London next season.

Here, Mirror Football looks at five players who Arsenal could sign as part of their rebuild this summer.

Read More
Related Articles

  • Arsenal given an extra fixture as schedule for 2021/22 season released

Read More
Related Articles

  • Thomas Partey finally addresses "viral" Mikel Arteta incident in telling Arsenal admission

Wilfried Zaha

Zaha has previously expressed his desire to compete at the top of the game publically

As a constant wantaway, the changing of the guard at Crystal Palace may well signal the South London club finally letting go of their star man, Zaha.

Chairman Steve Parish recently admitted to BBC Sport that the Ivory Coast international could be sold this summer at the "right" price and that the club "understands" Zaha's situation.

The 28-year-old has long chased European football but the chance to spearhead a club of Arsenal's stature's return to continental competition would surely be enticing.

Having failed to make the grade at Manchester United as a youngster, the time could be now after Roy Hodgson's departure and still no new manager in place.

Ruben Neves

Neves spent Portugal's first match of Euro 2020 on the substitutes bench but the Wolverhampton Wanderers mainstay has managed 21 caps
(Image: NurPhoto/PA Images)

Although news on this one has gone quiet since last week, 24-year-old Neves still looks like he could be a Gunner come next term.

Granit Xhaka is set for the exit door with a move to Roma pending, which would both vacate a spot and bring in funds for the signing of the Portugal international.

Having had three solid campaigns as a Premier League player, Wolves ' recent demise to 13th has seen them reportedly become open to the idea of selling a key player this summer.

Whether it be his long-range shooting ability or reading of the game, Neves would compliment Thomas Partey in a midfield double pivot, a combination that any fan – nevermind those of Arsenal – would be keen on seeing.

James Maddison

Maddison helped Leicester City lift the FA Cup last month but is no longer one of the Premier League's most talked-about players

A less long-rumoured target is attacking midfielder Maddison, who as recently as today has emerged as a potential incoming.

Multiple reports have suggested that Arteta is a big fan of the Foxes playmaker, who has drifted out of the England fold as a result of injury and inconsistency in recent times.

Read More
Related Articles

  • Mikel Arteta's make-or-break run as Arsenal handed tough start to 2021-22 season

Read More
Related Articles

  • Arsenal 'make transfer bid' for Anderlecht star Albert Sambi Lokonga

It's also said that Chelsea are monitoring the 24-year-old and that could make for a London battle if Leicester – no strangers to selling star assets for lucrative fees – decide to let Maddison leave.

Certainly an adequate Martin Odegaard replacement on paper, the Gunners could be capturing their long-term Mesut Ozil heir.

Ben White

Many were shocked when White was named in England's 33-man provisional squad for the European Championships
(Image: Getty Images)

Having been surprisingly selected for Gareth Southgate's 26-man Euro 2020 squad following Trent Alexader-Arnold's injury, White's stock has significantly increased in recent weeks.

Since returning to Brighton & Hove Albion, following returning from a successful loan spell with Leeds United in 2019-20, the versatile 23-year-old has excelled in a variety of defensive positions, especially in Graham Potter's three-man back line this season.

Would White be worth his reported £50m price tag? Comment below.

If Arteta were to revert to that shape, White would be more than capable and already has a solid year of top-flight football under his belt.

At such a young age and with other suitors seemingly at a premium, the prodigy could be part of Arsenal's rearguard for the best part of a decade.

Eduardo Camavinga

Camavinga has already made 82 first-team appearances for Rennes and is his national team's youngest ever player and goalscorer
(Image: AFP via Getty Images)

Beginning his senior career at 16, Camavinga's breakthrough in France sent shockwaves around Europe and almost every elite club has been linked with the slick central midfielder.

The good news for Arsenal is that at least his current club, Stade Rennais, could well be flogging the Angolan-born star if he fails to commit his future.

Le10Sport , a French news outlet, claim that if a new contract isn’t finalised by June 28, the Ligue 1 side will actively look to sell him to ensure they receive a fee for their prized asset instead of losing him for free next summer.

The report says that the Gunners are “pushing to try to secure his services”, but Camavinga's preference would be a switch to Paris Saint-Germain.

Nothing is certain, though, and the Emirates is on the cards as the teenager's next destination.