Arsenal is in position to sign their top targets on the transfer market, but many of those players are waiting to see if they qualify for the Champions League first. Arsenal plays Chelsea in the Europa League final on May 29th and must win that match to qualify for the Champions League.

Unai Emery spent close to £70 million during his first summer in charge of Arsenal, signing Lucas Torreira, Bernd Leno, Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Matteo Guendouzi.

Arsenal has been linked with moves for Samuel Umtiti and Matthias Ginter.

"We have identified very clearly and very unanimously with Emery and our technical people, we know where we want to prioritise," head of football Raul Sanllehi told the club's website.

"We are already in the market talking with the people who can help us cover those positions and I feel quite strong, it's going well.

"We need to go to where we belong and that's the Champions League, and many players really want us to be there also when we are talking with them."