With only one major signing made by Arsene Wenger this summer window so far, fans of the current FA Cup champions have been discussing how the club could line up next season, considering the capture of Chelsea legend, Petr Cech. The average Arsenal fan understands that Wenger loves to play the popular Domino game when it comes to transfers; and this season is no different. What if the Frenchman failed to sign a defensive midfielder, and possibly decided to stubbornly stick to the present squad? Given the present crop of players at the club at the moment, here is how Arsenal could line up next season, with no guarantee of a further signing:
Key to Arsenal’s season will definitely be none other than Petr Cech, who moved from Stanford Bridge to the Emirates at the start of July. While certain players like Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez (currently on extended holiday after helping his country to victory at the recently concluded Copa America tournament), Laurent Koscielny, and Santi Cazorla are regular starters any day; some players may have to fight to make the team next season.
The boss has already spoken a number of times about helping players like Chamberlin, Walcott, and Wilshere get fully integrated into the first team, which means they have no choice but to fight for the remaining places in the midfield. However, with Schneiderlin set to be unveiled at Old Trafford any moment from now, it remains to be seen who will be backup for Francis Coquelin, who had a breakthrough season during the last campaign.
In the attack, the Gunners may have to make do with Olivier Giroud, and hope that he enjoys an injury-free season; that is IF Wenger sticks to his gun and decides not to sign another striker. The Frenchman has all along been insisting that he is readying Walcott to play in that position; and along with Sanchez; perhaps, it is quite clear what the attacking line would look like next season.
Arsenal’s likely line up for next season could include the following:
Cech, Bellerin, Koscielny, Mertesacker/Gabriel Monreal (if he remains with the club)/Monreal Coquelin/(perhaps, a new defensive midfielder could come in), Cazorla, Ramsey, Ozil, Sanchez, and Giroud/(maybe a new striker could come in as well, Benzema?).