Declan Rice is the club’s top target but there are plenty of midfielders around Europe who could do a job for Mikel Arteta

By Ciaran McLoughlin for WhoScored

Declan Rice is Arsenal’s big target in the transfer window this summer. Edu and Mikel Arteta are waiting patiently for West Ham to play the last game of their season, against Fiorentina in the Europa Conference League final, before trying to arrange a deal for the midfielder.

Arsenal will be without Granit Xhaka next season after his £13m move to Bayer Leverkusen, so they need to bolster their midfield with at least one player. If Rice joins the club, he could take the No 8 role occupied by Xhaka last season or play in his more familiar No 6 role further back. If he were to sit deeper, Arsenal would surely want to sign a more attack-minded midfielder as well. Here are 10 midfielders who should be on the club’s radar this summer.

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