Reports have linked Arsenal with a move for some of the world’s top players as the transfer window gets close to opening up.

Edinson Cavani, Dries Mertens and Kai Havertz are just three of several blockbuster moves that Arsenal is reportedly targeting.

However, the Gunners are no longer in a position that they are seen as a nailed on Champions League team

Every player wants to join the best teams at this moment in time and not the best team a decade ago.

Is there a way for Arsenal to still sign some top players despite their current position? I think so.

I think some players have had enough of signing for big money teams and not getting the chance to play and that is an advantage Arsenal should use.

Right now, Arsenal can almost guarantee any top player the opportunity to see first-team action, and that is one key reason we can beat a top side to signing a new player.

Another advantage is the Premier League itself, it is a huge attraction for elite players and despite a barren few years, Arsenal is still a top English team.

Mikel Arteta has done remarkably well in his short time as the Arsenal manager and one of the key attributes he possesses is man-management skills. He is very personable and very convincing and I have no doubts he will utilise that when required to persuade a player to believe in his vision and join.

I know that it will be tough to get a world-class player to join a struggling Arsenal side, however, I am confident that we can still pull off some interesting transfer deals when the window reopens.

Arsenal needs an alternative to Aubameyang whether he stays or goes