Arsenal could buy two of Europe's best young talents, but would it be enough?

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Arsenal have been strongly linked with Julian Draxler and Alvaro Morata, but would the two be enough for the Gunners?

The two names most regularly linked with signing for Arsenal both in January and this coming summer are Julian Draxler and Alvaro Morata.

Draxler is rated as the biggest up-and-coming talent in the Bundesliga, while Morata is with the exception of teammate Jese Rodriguez, regarded as Spain's big hope.

For Arsenal to secure two of Europe's brightest young stars, in all likelihood for the best part of the next decade, would be a major coup.

It was reported earlier in the week that Morata has agreed personal terms with the Gunners, although Real Madrid are yet to sanction any transfer. Draxler's case is both straightforward and complex by his release clause, yet Bayern and Madrid are both said to be considering offers of their own.

So let's say Arsenal buy both of them, before spending the remainder of their transfer budget on a new centre-back to replace Vermaelen and possibly a new right-back if Sagna departs; will that be enough?

The problem is that for the talent the duo possess, neither are proven world class centre-forwards, which is what is considered to be required to take Arsenal to the next level.

Draxler prefers to play in attacking midfield, and while there's talk of Wenger wanting to convert him to a striker, it may not be a quick fix.

Morata meanwhile has yet to play regularly enough for Madrid - one La Liga start all season - to be considered a known quantity capable of keeping Olivier Giroud out of the side.

With Yaya Sanogo already filling the 'bright young talent' role in the striking department, and Joel Campbell due to return from loan, the situation would become far from clear.

Long-term it would be perhaps an inspiring double deal, but how it is perceived could depend on whether the Gunners lift silverware this season, of which there are still two chances.

If they do not, then next season they run the risk of going 10 years without a trophy - and there will be pressure this summer to get it right and not lose the momentum gained this season, and a quick fix via a striker like Jackson Martinez may be more suitable.

Win the league or cup and the pressure will be off somewhat, and Wenger can continue his omnipresent plans of building for the future and snapping up young talent - and Draxler and Morata could well prove to be inspired choices.

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