From Koulibaly to Icardi: The transfers to transform Arsenal from also-rans to title contenders

With the Premier League transfer window set to open on Thursday, Arsenal director of football Raul Sanllehi has to be on top of his game to land the players the club requires to improve on a disappointing fifth place finish.

While head coach Unai Emery has steered the Gunners to the final of the Europa League the squad is in need of a serious overhaul in order for it to challenge for major honours.

Champions League qualification for next season is within Arsenal’s grasp if they beat Chelsea in the showpiece final of Europe’s second tier competition on Wednesday, May 29.

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