Mikel Arteta, the manager of Arsenal, intends to bring in four players this summer in preparation for the team’s anticipated return to the Champions League in 2019. For the first time in seven years, Arsenal will compete in Europe’s premier club league.
With 16 points more than Newcastle, who is in fifth place, Arteta is in first place.
Declan Rice, a midfielder for West Ham, is thought to be Arsenal’s top but might cost up to £80 million.
Rice is anticipated to be signed by Arsenal before Chelsea, who will not participate in the Champions League in 2019.
After failing to acquire Moises Caicedo for £70 million in January, Arsenal may decide to rekindle their interest in the Brighton player.
Arteta would also like to sign a left-back and a winger, which could be part-funded by the sales of players such as Kieran Tierney.