Arsenal boss Unai Emery’s first Premier League XI: Bookies predict THESE transfer targets
ARSENAL could be a completely new team under Unai Emery – and these players could all be set to represent the Gunners in the Premier League.
Arsenal target Papastathopoulos shows off defensive skills
Arsene Wenger’s 22-year reign at the Emirates is over as Spaniard Unai Emery steps up to the plate.
Fans will be expecting a lot of change after a disappointing season saw them finish 6th in the Premier League, outside the Champions League places.
So StarSport has listed the five players Emery could bring in for day one of the 2018/19 Premier League.
Sokratis Papastathopoulos 6/4
The Greek defender could come to Arsenal in a £16m deal, according to the Telegraph.
Sokratis has played for Borussia Dortmund since 2013, so has a connection through both Henrik Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
His hard-hitting tackles and relentless chasing ability are clear in his season highlights.
Betfair have him coming to London at 6/4.
Throwback to N'Zonzi's sensational goal against Arsenal
Steven N’Zonzi 2/1
From Blackburn to Sevilla via Stoke, N’Zonzi has risen from the ashes to become hot property in European football.
He has been linked with Arsenal for a long time, with El Gol reporting Arsenal were working on a £35m deal last year.
And this goal he scored during a friendly last summer shows his vision and power – and why Emery, his former coach, is still interested.
Betfair are offering odds of 2/1 for N’Zonzi to join the Gunners.
RB Leipzig Emil Forsberg's IMPRESSIVE goals and assists
Emil Forsberg 3/1
Arsenal are in talks with RB Leipzig for the £47m-rated midfielder, says Swedish outlet Expressen.
Forsberg has been a huge part of Leipzig’s meteoric rise in German football, with 18 goals in nearly 100 appearances.
Highlights from last season define the Sweden international as a pacey, direct attacker with a few tricks up his sleeves.
And he could be coming soon, with Betfair offering 3/1 on him signing for Arsenal.
Lichtsteiner given standing ovation at last game for Juventus
Stephan Lichtsteiner 7/2
This is a deal that is on the horizon with a move for free agent Lichsteiner on the cards, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.
The right-back said his goodbyes to Juventus fans at the end of the season, having played for The Old Lady since 2011.
Lichsteiner’s season highlights show his desire to run and crossing ability, giving Hector Bellerin some much-needed competition.
Betfair are offering odds of 7/2 for Lichtsteiner to join Emery’s squad.
Adrien Rabiot scores THREE incredible goals during training
Calico Mercato reported that the Gunners’ scouts have been watching Rabiot to strengthen their midfield.
This is a player Emery knows all about, having coached the defensive midfielder at Paris Saint-Germain to the Ligue 1 title.
While rugged in defence, Rabiot also has a shot on him, as these training highlights show.
The Frenchman could team up with his former manager, Betfair offering 6/1 on it.