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Arsenal’s Sven Mislintat Getting Ready For A Busy Summer

Arsenal's head of recruitment Sven Mislintat has seemingly gone out to give manager Unai Emery as may assets as possible, in order to make a serious run at Premier League success. With Mislintat's keen eye for talent, and track record for bringing in young and talented prospects, the player acquisition tear that Mislintat has been on might be a good thing for an Arsenal team that wants to return to contention.

It appears that Arsenal will be strengthening the team's defensive prowess shortly, thanks to a £35 million deal that will help them acquire Freiburg centre-back Caglar Soyuncu, according to various reports. In fact, Soyuncu's agent Mustafa Dogru indicated that there are "concrete talks" taking place between the player and the Gunners team, and that "all that remains is for a fee to be agreed."

Dogru also indicated: "There are four Premier League sides who've made a move for Soyuncu that we are in talks with. There is also interest from Atletico Madrid in Spain and a few clubs in France, Italy and Germany."

While most people have not seen the young Soyuncu play, most people trust Mislintats eye for talent enough to applaud this deal, and believe that the number of teams pursuing Soyuncu is validation for the fact that hes far from some fluke prospect.

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The 22-year-old Soyuncu will likely be part of a new-look defense for the Gunners, and represent the first line of defense when paired with Borussia Dortmund's Sokratis Papastathopoulos.

Dogru of course told the media that Soyuncu would be a great addition to Arsenal, stating that Soyuncu is "tough and very physical," and that "the Premier League is ideal for a defender with his attributes."

But it doesn't sound like Mislintat is content with just acquiring Soyuncu, as he could potentially have his eye on Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira as well. Torreira was previously mentioned in various links to Juventus, but he'd be another 22-year old who could boost Arsenal's midfield game. The Gunners appear to be trying to solidify a deal with Torreira before the player rejoins Uruguay in the World Cup.

The Gunners have also retained right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner via a free transfer from Juventus, further bolstering Arsenal's spotty defense from last season.

But that's not where Umery's moves conclude. Arsenal also agreed terms with talented left-back Joel Lopez from Barcelona, who seemingly turned down a contract with Barcelona in order to join Arsenal. The 16-year old had no interest in continuing his development at renowned Spanish La Masia academy, which is what Barcelona would have preferred.

Finally, Emery is also trying to bring back Jack Wilshere through a new deal. The 26-year-old midfielder is effectively a free agent, and has reportedly already received a four-year offer to play with Juventus. While Emery is already en route to setting up a meeting with Wilshere, given all the moves (or potential) moves made by Arsenal so far, there's some question as to whether there will be enough money left for Arsenal to bring him back.

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