BBC Sport journalist David Ornstein has revealed Arsenal are ready for a 'heavy' summer of rebuilding with a replacement for head of recruitment Sven Mislintat top of the list of priorities.
Mislintat left the club in January after growing frustrated with a lack of financial firepower in the market, and with the Gunners eager to make signings during the summer, a new face will need to fill the role in order for such acquisitions to take place.
Ornstein has close ties with Arsenal and, speaking on Premier League Today, claimed Unai Emery is keen to strengthen up to five areas of his side in a major squad overhaul - while also stating rumours surrounding a move for Marcus Thuram are wide of the mark.
“I don’t know about Thuram,” Ornstein said, as quoted by the Express. "
“I think they’re looking, well they’re definitely looking for a box-to-box midfielder to replace Aaron Ramsey, who’s going to Juventus," he added.
Source : 90min