Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta wants to complete three transfers before Euro 2020 gets underway in the summer, according to reports.

The Gunners boss wasn't given much cash to splash in January, and was only able to bring duo Pablo Mari and Cedric Soares in on loan until the end of the season.

But the Arsenal board intend to bankroll the Spaniard in the summer, with the club's head of football Raul Sanllehi all-but confirming this when Arteta was first given the job.

The Gunners are short in a few areas, and have struggled to keep up with the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City in recent seasons due to lacking the financial muscle of their Big Six rivals.

Mikel Arteta wants to complete three transfers before Euro 2020 gets underway

The Daily Mail reports that Arteta has identified the areas in which he wants to prioritise strengthening in the summer and plans to sign one defender and two midfielders.

Arteta needs a centre-back, who will likely partner the incoming William Saliba, next season.

Players in this position Arsenal have been linked with in recent months include Dayot Upamecano, Samuel Umtiti, Gabriel Magalhaes and Mykola Matviyenko.

Arteta also wants a creative midfielder to take the reins from Mesut Ozil, with Orkun Kokcu among the players linked with the Gunners who fit the bill.

Orkun Kokcu is an Arsenal transfer target

Finally, the Spaniard is keen to sign a hard-working box-to-box midfielder to add some grit to Arsenal's engine room.

Gunners boss Arteta wants to get his business done early to prevent prices from sky-rocketing once Euro 2020 is underway.

The competition has a habit of elevating the profiles of players, driving up their transfer fees in the process, which could create huge problems for Arsenal.

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The Gabon international striker has been linked with a move to Barcelona in recent months, with Camp Nou chief Eric Abidal hinting an approach may be on the table.

Should Aubameyang chose to leave, Arteta will have to strengthen Arsenal's attack once again, despite the emergence of Gabriel Martinelli.