The Moroccan international has had, despite his age, a breakthrough season competing in European’s most senior competition. His club exploits saw him play a pivotal role in Dutch side Ajax reaching the semi-finals of the Champions League. Alongside this, the forward helped his team to their first domestic double in 17 years. Ziyech is a left-footed, fast winger who has a knack for playmaking. The Eredivisie was set alight by the talented 26-year-old and with 21 goals and 24 assists to his name last season, Arsenal could see him as a suitable replacement for German Mezut Ozil. 90min.com have stated that Ajax would be looking for an offer of around £35 million – right in the Gunners’ price range.
A large chunk of Arsenal’s transfer budget would be spent if they were to bring in Milan Skriniar from Inter Milan. However, this could solve a number of defensive issues that the North London side need solving this summer. The 24-year-old would be an ideal long-term replacement for Laurent Koscielny and has the attributes to partner Sokratis at the back. Skriniar has become one of Inter’s top players since joining from Sampdoria in 2017. Reports have suggested that over the last two seasons the Slovakian has earned some admirers across the upper echelons of the European game with Barcelona and both Manchester clubs expressing interest. A sale may be an option for the Italian side, in order to raise funds for targets of their own.