The job for Arsenal this summer is securing the strikers that will take them to the next level.
Competing for and qualifying in the top four positions would give Champions League football for the first time in six years.
Reaching the elite European competition is a huge stride forwards but to re-establish themselves there and push ahead for future title challenges and Champions League-winning objectives, investing in world-class forwards needs to be a priority.
Thankfully, the early signs for the summer window look good.
Arsenal have been linked with a host of quality forwards already and football.
Londonunderstands that Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus has been shortlisted.
The Times reported that Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez joined Jesus on the list of forwards that the club has.
London’s understanding that Arsenal are chasing at least two forwards this summer.
Jesus and Martinez have scored a combined 34 goals this season.
Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah have just six league goals between them.
The pair would represent a significant step up in the club’s options in the striker role there is a problem with the idea of signing both.
Jesus and Martinez are both similar forwards regarding their physical characteristics.
Both are smaller players, with lower centres of gravity, possessing high technical ability and good speed.
Arsenal have lacked verticality in their forward line with crosses into the box easily defended besides set pieces when the likes of Gabriel Magalhaes and Rob Holding can attack the box.
Arsenal have been linked to the likes of Tammy Abraham and Darwin Nunez, taller forwards who are a threat in the air.
There is a fair argument that Arteta and Edu should look to make a choice between Jesus and Martinez this summer instead of looking to bring in both forwards.
Martinez has the disadvantage of being more expensive and playing the majority of his domestic fixtures in a front two.
This season with Edin Dzeko and the previous campaign with Romelu Lukaku.
Arsenal play a different formation to Inter, and Jesus‘ experiences with City under Pep Guardiola, and previously Arteta when he was an assistant coach in Manchester, are much closer to what he would find should he move to north London.
If the reality was that both Jesus and Martinez were the players arriving at the club this summer, it would take a brave person to criticise the business.
The pair represent the step in the right direction for Arsenal for a crucial position on the field.
There is work to be done in midfield and defence also but getting the striker position right this summer is, without doubt, a big priority.
It could be the difference between the club continuing on its upwards trajectory and returning to the stagnation and regression seen over the previous decade.