Arsenal's title challenge has fallen apart in recent weeks - and it's largely down to their lack of pace in attack.
The Gunners have really fallen off the pace in the race for top spot in the second half of the season, with Arsene Wenger's side now desperately clinging on to fourth place as Roberto Martinez's Everton ramp up the pressure in a bid to steal the last Champions League spot this season.
There have been many suggestions as to why Arsenal have fallen apart, but you only have to look at how Liverpool are playing in order to see where Arsenal are lacking. The Reds have shown blistering pace throughout the season as Luis Suarez, Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge have put teams to the sword with their speed on the counter attack and in behind defences.
Arsenal don't have that though, as the likes of Santi Cazorla, Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey prefer to have the ball at their feet, unlocking defences. Striker Olivier Giroud is essentially a target man and has limited mobility, and teams can easily gameplan against this, as they know Arsenal can't get in behind them - just as Manchester United did in the 0-0 draw at the Emirates Stadium.
The injury and subsequent loss of Theo Walcott has been a big blow, but his absence only served to highlight that he was really the only speed outlet that Wenger had at his disposal. With that in mind, here are five potential targets for Wenger this summer in a bid to inject some pace into his side.
The Fiorentina winger has been starring in Serie A this season, and is expected to continue to dazzle at the World Cup for Colombia this summer. A true speedster on the right hand side, Cuadrado can also play at right back, where Arsenal could lose Bacary Sagna. Combining Cuadrado with the returning Walcott would make the right hand side of the Gunners' line-up incredibly dangerous.
Another winger who is expected to impress at the World Cup is Switzerland's Shaqiri, who is currently on the fringes of the Bayern Munich team. With few opportunities behind Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery, Shaqiri could leave Pep Guardiola's side this summer. Possessing pace and a devastating left foot, Shaqiri would certainly add a new dimension to the Arsenal attack.
A player who can play out wide or up front would be hugely useful to Wenger, and Lyon's Lacazette certainly fits that bill. The 22-year-old has hit 16 goals in all competitions this season, and would offer something different to the likes of Giroud and Lukas Podolski, who feature in the Arsenal frontline regularly. Wenger is no stranger to bringing players from France to North London, and French international Lacazette should certainly be a target.
Another player who can play out wide or up front is Remy, who has enjoyed a fruitful yet injury hit season on loan at Newcastle United. The QPR star is a more proven player than Lacazette but can also offer some similar attributes, and with an impressive record in the Premier League, Remy appears to be the perfect compliment to someone like Giroud, as Arsenal need some differentiation up top.
As mentioned earlier, Arsenal look like they're about to lose right back Bacary Sagna on a free transfer this summer, which leaves Wenger needing to bring in a new full back. Ivorian international Aurier has been starring for Toulouse of late and appears to be a primary target for Arsenal this summer. Another player who will feature at the World Cup this summer, Aurier's combination of speed and power means teams will have to account for his overlapping runs.