Arsenal told they need to make Allan Saint-Maximin or Wilfried Zaha one of four signings

Arteta recently committed his long-term future to Arsenal with the Gunners hopeful they have the right man in place to take them to the next step. The Spaniard knows he needs to bolster his squad with European football coming next season.

And he admitted last month that Arsenal will make plenty of signings in the summer to meet his targets.

“The Champions League and the Europa League both require a much larger squad because the amount of games is much bigger,” Arteta said. “If we can afford it financially and we don’t have to do the turnaround in the squad that we’ve had to, what I want is 22 outfield players and three goalkeepers.

“A lot of things have to be put in place and that takes time, so I am expecting a busy summer.”