On this day: Arsenal linked with four strikers and Chelsea close in on German

Gonzalo Higuain

We've taken a look back at stories from this day last year including news about Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool.

There are plenty of talking points on the lips of Premier League fans at the moment with an outside chance that both Premier League teams in North London could be looking for new managers in the summer.

Chelsea also face the giant task of trying to overturn a first leg deficit against PSG in the Champions League later on, having lost the first game in the French capital 3-1.

We’ve turned back the clock to take a look at the stories which were making the headlines on this very day last year.

‘Gunners linked with four strikers’

Arsenal were being linked with moves for no fewer than four striker targets.

The same attacking problems the club have faced this season were evident last year and Gonzalo Higuain, Loic Remy, Adrian Lopez and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were all linked with moves to the club.

Arsenal didn’t sign any of them the following summer.

‘Chelsea close in on German star’

The Mirror reported that Chelsea were closing in on a deal for then Bayer Leverkusen star Andre Schurrle.

The German side said they weren’t going to be bullied into completing a deal, but the winger and forward eventually became Jose Mourinho’s first signing in his second spell in charge at the club.

‘Liverpool ready for the top four’

Sticking with the Mirror, Liverpool right-back Glen Johnson revealed his belief that the Reds were ready to return to the top four and Champions League football.

How right he was!

Johnson said there was a better feeling around the club, with the team playing better football during Brendan Rodgers’ first season in charge.

“I say this season is clearly better than the last because you look at the squad, the feeling that there is around the place, the football that we are playing and there has definitely been an improvement,” he told the Mirror.

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