Arsenal fans won’t need reminding that it has now been 12 long years since the club last lifted the Premier League title.
No combination of players since the Invincibles in 2003/04 have been able to mount a significant long-lasing challenge for league glory, with this year’s side finishing ten points short of champions Leicester City.
Therefore, the Gunners will need to significantly invest this summer if they are going to have any shot of coming good on their 6/1 price of winning the 2016/17 campaign.
Alvaro Morata, N’Golo Kante and Moussa Sissoko are all believed to interest Arsene Wenger, but, when looking at those three, it’s obvious who the Frenchman should sign.
Despite the belief that Sissoko would only cost £10m to sign from relegated Newcastle, he would not be as worthwhile as the two more costly acquisitions, with Morata said to be worth over £40m and Kante £20m.
The 26-year-old midfielder has won no major titles throughout his career and managed just one goal in the top flight this term.
His seven assists in a struggling Magpies team show he does have some quality, but it is not of the standard needed to fight for first place.
In contrast, Kante and Morata have been vital cogs in two title-winning campaigns.
The Spanish forward has won back-to-back Scudettos with Juventus and was integral to them making the Champions League final last season.
En route to meeting Barcelona in Berlin, the former Real Madrid man scored four times in the competition and even notched one against Barca despite the loss.
Similarly, Kante has been instrumental in turning the nearly-relegated Foxes into Premier League champions.
The midfielder arrived at the King Power Stadium last summer for a fee reported to be £5.6m and has proved to be much more valuable than that.
Making the PFA Team of the Year ahead of more established stars highlights his quality and his contributions meant Leicester only lost three times over the entire campaign.