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Arsenal are set to add Juventus creative force Juan Cuadrado to their ranks this summer, reports in England boldly claim. The former Chelsea star failed to impress at the Bridge after joining from Fiorentina following a decent showing in the international stage.

Jose Mourinho lured him to the Blues but the Columbia international did not impress, featuring just 13 times. He moved to Juventus where he blossomed. He has been a major driving force in the success of the Old Lady in recent times.

With Alexis Sanchez keen on moving away from the Gunners, Cuadrado would be the creative man in the middle. He would comfortably handle the Europa League duties while proving himself worthy in domestic tournaments.

Juve initially got him on loan but they eventually signed him full time for £17 million. PSG, AC Milan and Arsenal are all hoping to lure the star from Italy, but with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s future also looking unstable, Wenger could turn on the heat in his chase for a creative force. Other options for Wenger include Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez and AS Monaco’s Thomas Lemar to feature in the wings as Wenger continues to work on building a team that can fight for the title.

Cuadrado is a real possibility for the Gunners (NetBet have him at just 2/1 to join the Gunners). The player’s last major act for Juve was getting sent off in the Champions League final against Real Madrid. The La Liga champs went on to win 4-1 in Cardiff. If Juve decide to sell, the transfer costs and personal terms of the player should not be a hindrance, going by the club’s intensity in the market.

Meanwhile, it's also all change further back in the team too, with Arsenal looking to re-shape their defence. Arsenal have been involved in the chase of several high profile additions this summer, yet more are linked with the side. The latest are the Portuguese duo of William Carvalho and Gelson Martins. The Sporting Lisbon duo could cost up to £70 million. The Gunners are open to spending much on quality players as they are set to regain their Champions League spot as soon as possible.

The 22-year old Martins scored seven goals in 43 games last term. He can feature as a wing back or winger for the Gunners. He could combine well with already signed Sead Kolasinac from Schalke and expected-to-arrive Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon.

The 25-year old Carvalho has been serially linked to the Premier League. The midfielder has also been linked with a move to Man City to join Pep Guardiola. The Euro 2016 star has several options but Arsenal could offer him a real shot at development and career growth.

They will both be hoping to do bettre than last season's big-money signing - former Borussia Moenchen star Granit Xhaka struggled to impress after his £30 million move last summer. He lost a lot of battles in the middle last term.

As well as changes hapening on-the-pitch, off it Arsenal are re-shaping the backroom staff after stagnation nearly pushed the elite club into chaos. Former keeper Jens Lehmann has been recruited as a first team coach - whilst Gerry Peyton remains the goalkeeping coach, Lehmann will join the backroom staff in a general role.