Date: 2nd June 2022 at 9:45am
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With the top three in the Premier League pretty much cut and dry for much of the season, the battle for fourth became a competitive race that created a great deal of interest for many teams until a number of them fell by the wayside as the business end of the campaign came into view.

Arsenal and Tottenham ended up being the two teams in with a shot with three or four games to go, and Mikel Arteta’s young side were unable to deliver the goods when they needed to.

You could excuse the youthful players in Arsenal’s squad for this relative failure, as well as those who deemed it unnecessary to invest in the January transfer window (something their arch-rivals made great use of when they brought in Juventus pair Dejan Kulusevski and Rodrigo Bentancur.

However, arguably the Emirates Stadium side are moving in the right direction, and the addition of a few new faces could be all it takes to help Arteta’s team mount a genuine top-four challenge next season.

If you are going to wager on such an outcome, perhaps making use of the best betting offers that crop up just ahead of the new season, then the signing of this trio could be key in making your bet a successful one.

Gabriel Jesus

The versatile Man City man is capable of playing effectively as a central striker or out on either wing and suits the playing style that Arsenal and Arteta prefer. The chance of more regular football might tempt the Brazilian into such a move, and the Etihad Stadium side have just brought in Erling Haaland and, as such, have even less of a need to stand in his way.

The 25-year-old has netted 95 times for City, and that’s from just 151 starts, and that shows just what he is capable of. He also offers a lot more than just a finishing touch in the box and has learned how to provide ammunition for others, and this is something Pep Guardiola has secured from the former Palmeiras man.

Serge Gnabry

The former Arsenal man has proven a big success at Bayern Munich but is by no means a regular starter. The German international may well feel there is unfinished business to achieve at the club and wouldn’t cost the earth.

Gnabry didn’t really get a chance to shine at Arsenal the first time around, but if he returns, he does so as a proven performer at club and country level.

Oleksandr Zinchenko

With Kieran Tierney struggling with injuries and his replacement Nuno Taveres being a little ineffective, a move to sign the Ukraine international would be a solid one. As with Jesus, Zinchenko might be persuaded by Arteta to move to the club with the carrot of regular first-team action.

This is another signing that won’t cost the earth, and the wing-back is well suited to the type of football that Arsenal play.

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