Date: 6th July 2017 at 10:02am

It’s not often Arsenal fans are in good spirits this early in the transfer window.

The club have just completed a £52 million deal for Lyon striker Alexander Lacazette. The Frenchman who scored 37 goals for Lyon last year could be the prolific striker Gunners fans have been craving for.

It’s got us all wondering just who else will walk through the gates at The Emirates.

That may all depend on the Arsenal departures this summer. Mesut Ozil and particularly Alexis Sanchez have been linked with moves away.

Despite Arsene Wenger expressing his desire to to keep him, right-back Hector Bellerin has been strongly linked with a move to Barcelona – and we usually know what happens next.

The Gunners will be looking at ready made replacements for the Spaniard. Many would have tipped Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to fill the role, though his agent appears to be seeding a potential move for his client.

Take a look at the TWO right-backs who could each fill the hole, should Bellerin leave…

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Nelson Semedo

Valued at around £45million, Nelson Semedo could be an ideal like-for-like replacement for Bellerin after catching the eye at Benfica this season.

The Portuguese defender has been strongly linked with a move to Barcelona and Manchester United, but nothing has materialised. Should Bellerin leave, he would be first choice to step in.

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Cedric Soares

The Southampton full-back enjoyed a successful second season in the Premier League. His good form has seen him linked with a move to both Barcelona and Chelsea this summer, but the Gunners would do well to join the race for the Portugal international’s signature.

The Saints are likely to play hardball, with Virgil Van Dijk and Ryan Bertrand both tipped with moves away.

 

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