Arsenal are set to be busy in the transfer market this summer as new manager Unai Emery builds him team ahead of his debut Premier League season.
The Spaniard replaced Arsene Wenger, who left at the end of the 2017/18 campaign after 22 years in charge in north London.
He has already landed 34-year-old Switzerland right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner as he seeks to improve his squad.
More signings are imminent with Sampdoria star Lucas Torreira and Borussia Dortmund defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos reportedly close to joining.
But which players the club are reportedly targeting going to be on show at the World Cup in Russia?
Here at talkSPORT.com we’ve done the research so you can scout from your sofa.
As mentioned above the diminutive midfielder is on the verge of a move to Emirates .
He was superb for club side Sampdoria in Serie A last season, gaining attention not only for his ability on the ball but his tenacious nature and set-piece skills.
In Group A, like Torreira, Golovin is hoping to star for the host nation as he interests several top European clubs .
Juventus confirmed their interest with CEO Beppe Marotta revealing there was a possibility he could join them, meanwhile Chelsea have been linked too.
The Schalke starlet, 20, is steadily improving in the Bundesliga having joined from Nantes last summer.
He was named the German league’s Rookie of the Month for December 2017 thanks to his stunning dribbling skills. He won three penalties last season driving forward from his attacking midfield role.
A centre forward in his younger days, Dias, 21, has shot to prominence this season with Benfica, going from debutant to first-team fixture in no time at all.
Called in as a replacement for the outgoing Victor Lindelof who joined Manchester United, he’s now starring alongside his hero Luisao and prides himself on both his tactical and technical qualities, while he’s also an excellent communicator in the backline.
More likely to start than Dias, Martins is a pacy forward who could terrorise defences and lay on chances for the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Andre Silva.
Could he do a similar job for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette?
The versatile defender can play in central defence or at right-back but seems more likely to be the latter in Russia for his nation, if he can get past Djibril Sidibe.
He’s a confident and progressive passer and marks opponents tightly when playing for Stuttgart in the Bundesliga.
Premier League fans will remember the midfielder from his time with Blackburn and Stoke City but he’s stepped up a level with Sevilla.
Brilliant at picking the ball up off his defence and distributing simply and effectively, he could be just what Arsenal need right now to allow Aaron Ramsey more freedom.
The brilliant young defensive midfielder was an excellent signing by Leicester City and it is surely only a question of when a bigger club comes in to sign him.
The Gunners, along with Liverpool, have been credited with interest and the tremendous tackler could have a big tournament in Russia for the Super Eagles.
A team-mate of Ruben Dias’ domestically, the Benfica starlet is one to watch for his nation at World Cup 2018. Having come through as a winger, the 21-year-old is now impressing as a central midfielder , on the left of a three.
He could do well along with Sergej Milinkovic-Savic if Serbia hit the ground running.
Having missed out on a move last summer, the RB Leipzig star hasn’t been able to recreate his stunning form from 2016/17 which saw him score eight goals and create 19 in the Bundesliga.
Arsenal continue to be linked with the midfielder however it remains to be seen if head of recruitment Sven Mislintat has him on his wishlist.
Almost permanently linked with the Gunners since his time at Schalke, the Paris Saint-Germain star may look to impress and win a summer transfer in Russia. If he does it’s likely Arsenal will watch closely.
One of the most shocking rumours so far this summer has seen Unai Emery linked with a move for Manchester United’s Belgian midfielder.
Is he able to prove to fans he’s a worthwhile signing with some good displays in Russia?
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