Arsene Wenger is expected to embark on a massive overhaul of his squad if he does remain as Arsenal manager.
The 3-0 humiliation at Crystal Palace has left the Gunners facing up to the very real possibility of missing out on the Champions League next season.
It will be the first time the club have finished outside the top four in Wenger’s reign, but it’s understood a new two-year contract remains on the table.
If the Frenchman stays at the helm, he will want to be backed financially to the same extent as his rival managers.
In that vein, the Mirror claim that Arsenal will give him a £200million transfer kitty this summer as they go after five main targets.
The Lyon striker has been on the club’s radar for a while and hasn’t done his chances of a move to England any harm with his 30 goals in all competitions this term. Arsenal need a striker who can lead a title charge, and Olivier Giroud hasn’t been that man so far. At the same time, injury problems have robbed them of the best of Danny Welbeck.
With Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil likely to depart, Arsenal need more attacking options. Zaha was sensational on Monday night, though he’s likely to have plenty of other suitors.
The one big question over the Celtic striker is whether he can reach the same levels in the Premier League. Frankly, the margin by which the Hoops won the league this season has been embarrassing, and it won’t be so easy for him south of the border.
Arsenal are also thought to be keen on one of Dembele’s team-mates, Kieran Tierney. The Scot is only 19, but he could be an investment for the future. If he does move to north London, it’s likely to signal the end of Nacho Monreal’s time at the Emirates.
It’s likely Petr Cech will become a back-up goalkeeper next season, and with David Ospina in the hunt for a new club, signing a new stopper will have to be one of Wenger’s priorities. Pickford is one of the few Sunderland players who has impressed under David Moyes, but he’s unlikely to stay with the Black Cats once they’re relegated.