Arsenal, currently are at a crossroads. There is uncertainty over the futures of players like Alexis Sanchez, Kieran Gibbs, Mesut Ozil and even legendary manager, Arsene Wenger. The Emirates has lost it’s soul in recent months amid fans protest and the lack of drive to recruit heavily for next season, giving the major loss of revenue that could have come from potential Champions League participation. Here is a probable line up for the Gunners next season if some certain players deal are been complete.
Petr Cech should still continue in goal. The experienced shot-stopper has still retained his old magic, though his defenders have let him down at times during the course of this season. David Ospina is expected to leave for first team football next season.
A new look defence is needed. However, a change in formation to 3-4-3 in the tail end of this seaon means a natural left footed centre back is a priority and Middlesbrough’s Ben Gibson comes to mind. The defensed has been one of the few shining lights for Boro in their failed Premier League campaign this term but could be willing to leave The Riverisde to join a bigger team. Laurent Koscielny and Skhodran Mustafi will partner him.
A midfield quartet is a very key component in the actualization of this formation. In central midfield, Aaron Ramsey and Granit Xhaka look to have struck a good partnership, however Everton’s Idrissa Gueye will slot in straight to replace Ramsey. The defensive midfielder will do the role N’Golo Kante currently does at Chelsea while on the wing backs position, Nacho Monreal and Hector Bellerin should hold sway. The Spanish right back is wanted by Barcelona but if Wenger stays, he should also feature at the Emirates next season.
There is every likelihood that Alexis Sanchez will leave The Emirates this summer and a good replacement could be Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez. Mahrez has struggled to replicate last season’s form but a move to a bigger club could help him regain his brilliance. Ozil and Giroud should complete the attacking Trident.