It’s two weeks into the month of July, which is leaving the transfer window open only for few days above two weeks.
With the time remaining, Arsenal are seen yet to strengthen their squad enough ahead of the new season.
The transfer window for English clubs shuts on Thursday, August 8 and it’s known that Gunners head coach Unai Emery does not have a huge budget to work with.
The North Londoners would be hoping for the Spaniard will sign some reinforcements after failing to secure a spot in the Champions League, making it the second consecutive season for the Gunners.
Emery will want to replace Aaron Ramsey, also to bring in a left-back, central back and a wide forward.
But with a tight budget, below is a list of four players who will be available for free as their contracts at their previous clubs expired on June 30.
Dani Alves would be a very good addition to the Arsenal defense with Emery needing help to strengthen the defense line.
The Brazilian full-back became the most decorated footballer of all time with PSG’s title win last season making 32 appearances last season, and his experience could be invaluable for the Gunners this season.
The 36-year-old confirmed his departure from Paris Saint-Germain last weekend and he is now on the look-out for his next club.
Defensive reinforcements are expected to be Emery’s main priority this summer with Bellerin’s injury, and the Gunners could do no worse than to take a punt on Alves, even if it is only for one season.
Despite Alves’ age, the Brazilian form is more than excellent for Gunners.
El Pais reporter, Alvaro Levrero, already said Alves will join Arsenal on a free transfer ‘shortly’.
Filipe Luis is another star defender who could add some much needed experience to Arsenal’s defense line.
Many are expecting Luis to join Spanish side, Barcelona as back-up to Jordi Alba.
Luis has been one of Atletico’s shining stars in recent seasons despite struggling in a previous spell in the Premier League with Chelsea, and the Gunners could do much worse than to take a chance on the 33-year-old full-back.
I know this might surprise most people, but let’s be factual, Gary Cahill could fill the hole in the Arsenal defense line.
Cahill has been on the sidelines most times during the last season since Chelsea boss, Maurizio Sarri isn’t impress with his form.
The 30-year-old has now left Chelsea, but having spent the last 11-years playing in the Premier League, Cahill could become the type of leader the Gunners have long been craving at the back.
Yacine Brahimi turns a free-agent after turning down a new deal with Porto earlier this year, which also sees him as a good signing for Unai Emery if he could join the Gunners.
Brahimi is also another high-profile name on the list of possible free-agents deal for Arsenal boss, Emery.
The 29-year-old is clearly keen on a new challenge, he could become a real asset for the Gunners, after impressing for the Primeira Liga giants over the past couple of seasons.
And given the lack of wingers at the Emirates, a move for Brahimi wouldn’t be the worst addition Emery could make to his squad this summer, although Premier League rivals Everton and Manchester United are also reportedly interested in the winger.
Interestingly, the winger has been linked with a move to Arsenal in the past 24 hours.
According to reports in Algeria, Brahimi is in ‘very advanced negotiations’ to join the Gunners who have a financial advantage over Galatasaray, Fenerbahce and Besiktas.