Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta and technical director Edu have already identified two targets for next year's summer transfer window.
And club bosses have already held talks with the agent of one of their targets as they bid to turn the north London club back into a major Premier League force.
The Gunners' big signing of this summer's transfer window was of course midfielder Thomas Partey, who joined from Atletico Madrid.
Before that, Arteta had mainly focused on strengthening his defence, bringing in Gabriel Magalhaes, Cedric Soares and Pablo Mari during 2020.
Looking ahead to 2021, Arteta and Edu are set to focus on sharpening up Arsenal's attack.
The north London side have been linked with strikers Patson Daka of Red Bull Salzburg and Odsonne Edouard of Celtic, but are still seeking the creative midfielder they need to provide the link between midfield and attack.
Houssem Aouar was a target during the summer but his price tag could be a problem, with Lyon said to have wanted £55m for him this summer.
According to Sport Witness, Arsenal have identified Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai as a cheaper alternative – and have already held talks with his agent Matyas Esterhazy over a potential move.
The 20-year-old midfielder is said to have a release clause in his Salzburg contract of around £22m, making him a cheaper option than Aouar.
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