The World Cup group stage is over, and many players have caught the eye with their impressive displays ahead of the transfer window.
Group F was the tale of one giant and three hopefuls, as Argentina were dragged through the group by Lionel Messi, leaving Bosnia, Iran and Nigeria to scrap for second place. With one win, one draw and one defeat, it was Nigeria who went through to the last 16, following up their 2013 African Cup of Nations win with a decent World Cup campaign.
Unsurprisingly, Messi's heroics for Argentina have stolen the headlines in Group F, but with three smaller nations also in the group, it has provided a great platform for some unknown players to make names for themselves, such as Bosnia's Muhamed Besic and Nigeria's Juwon Oshaniwa – but Arsenal should be looking to sign one of the bigger names from the group.
The Gunners must look to add some more speed to their attack having regularly failed to get in behind defences last season. The absence of Theo Walcott through injury was a huge factor in this, but adding another natural winger should be a priority, particularly if Santi Cazorla returns to Spain with Atletico Madrid this summer.
A player who could provide that spark is Argentina's Ezequiel Lavezzi. The Paris Saint-Germain forward made his name in Europe during a great spell with Napoli, before completing a €30m move to the French capital in 2012 as part of PSG's recent spending spree. Yet with other attackers like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Edinson Cavani and Lucas Moura at the club, Lavezzi has sometimes been sat on the sidelines for Laurent Blanc's men – prompting speculation of a summer move away from the Parc des Princes.
There have even been recent rumours that Arsenal will make a blockbuster move to bring Lavezzi to the Premier League, and whilst he's been an impact substitute at the World Cup so far, he now has the chance to shine in Sergio Aguero's absence. A £15m fee has been speculated, and if Arsenal can land him for that price, he would be a superb addition.