Arsenal lining up Opare and Bongonda - are they good enough?

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Arsenal have been linked with moves for Standard Liege's Daniel Opare and Zulte Waregem's Theo Bongonda.

Arsenal's title challenge has come to a crashing halt in recent weeks, and was left all but dead in the water after the terrible 3-0 loss to Everton, with Roberto Martinez's Toffees now just one point behind the Gunners in the race for fourth place - and with a game in hand too.

After their latest collapse, it seems fans are calling for radical change, and speculation this week has suggested that there could be a mass exodus over the summer as manager Arsene Wenger looks to finally bring some silverware to the Emirates Stadium.

The supporters will be expecting more big names after the £42.5m capture of Mesut Ozil last summer, but Wenger's long-engrained policy of signing youngsters with big futures could lend itself to yet more starlets arriving at the club this summer - and two of them could be playing in Belgium.

The club were recently linked with a double swoop on Belgian football, as Standard Liege's Daniel Opare and Zulte Waregem's Theo Bongonda were suggested as potential targets this summer.

Opare, 23, was highly rated as an 18-year-old with Real Madrid Castilla, but after just six appearances, the Ghanaian international left for first team football with Standard Liege and hasn't looked back since. The right back is expected to start for Ghana at the World Cup this summer, and if Wenger truly believes Opare is the successor to Bacary Sagna at right back, he may have to move quickly to avoid his price rocketing at the World Cup.

Meanwhile, striker Bongonda burst onto the scene with Zulte this season, and whilst he hasn't hit a goal for them yet, the 18-year-old has shown his ability for Belgium Under-19's with two goals in four games. Bongonda appears to be yet another youngster that Wenger could mould into something great, but with Arsenal's issues needing proven quality, should Wenger be prioritising other players?

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