With Arsene Wenger reported to have a transfer kitty of £70 million this summer we take a look at who he should be looking to sign and what the line-up may look like for next season.
Goalkeeper: Wojciech Szczesny/Alex McCarthy
Despite the Polish shot-stopper losing his place to his compatriot earlier in the season, Szczesny grabbed his chance to regain his place when Lukas Fabianski succumbed to injury.
The Pole does appear to perform well under pressure and Wenger would be wise to purchase a better back-up goalkeeper to give them a better chance of going further in some of the cup competitions where he seems reluctant to play his first-team players. Alex McCarthy could be the ideal candidate for this position, as he would fit the mould of a Wenger signing due to his youth and also the relatively cheap price he would cost now that he is a Championship player.
Right backs: Carl Jenkinson/Theodore Gebre Selassie
With Bacary Sagna's contract due to run out next summer, a long-term replacement is a necessity for Arsenal. Carl Jenkinson's impressive led to him being given his first England cap last season and at the age of just 20 is looking like a long-term replacement and a good spot by Wenger.
However, as Wenger learnt two seasons ago you cannot have just one top-quality right-back to last you a whole season, and Werder Bremen's Czech international Theodore Gebre Selassie, who's impressive performance's at the Euros earned him the move to the German side could be ideal. With an expected value of between £5-8 million the experienced international could be what Arsenal need at the back.
Centre backs: Laurent Koscielny/Mats Hummels
However far-fetched this sighing may appear, the German international centre back would allow Laurent Koscielny, who has made himself a permanent fixture in the team, to switch back onto his favoured right foot when clearing his lines and defending in general.
Also Hummels would be the ideal replacement if Thomas Vermaelen leaves in the summer after the skipper’s poor form this season. The German would undoubtedly be expensive, he would be a brilliant long-term investment and could provide a guaranteed return by providing the team with a natural leader they have lacked since the days of Patrick Vieira.
Left backs: Kieran Gibbs/Nacho Monreal
Most would agree with the statement that left back is one of the place that Arsenal do not need to strengthen. Kieran Gibbs looks like a potential England mainstay if he can sort out his injury problems. Along with Monreal, they provide Wenger with a good but tough decision to make as far as who he regularly plays.
Defensive midfielders: Alex Song/Mikel Arteta
After Song's disastrous summer move to Barcelona there are rumours that the Cameroon international wants to make a return to Arsenal. He would give the Gunners a naturally defensive midfielder who is capable of getting stuck in.
As well as this in the case that he were to get injured, Mikel Arteta would be waiting in the wings to come in, which would also provide competition for places the Arsenal team is slightly lacking.
Central midfielders: Jack Wilshere/ Aaron Ramsey
Another area Arsenal do not need to strengthen in is central midfield. Both have looked impressive when in the side, with Jack Wilshere the obvious first choice if he can stay injury free. However, goal scoring is something both players need to work on next season with the Anglo-Welsh duo only managing just four goals between them in the 2012/13 campaign.
Central attacking midfielder: Santi Cazorla/Tomas Rosicky
Another place the Gunners don't really need to strengthen in is the central attacking midfield position. Cazorla has looked at home in his first season in the Premier League, despite slightly going missing when playing out on the left wing, scoring an impressive 12 league goals.
As well as this, Rosicky has looked superb when played even if slightly tiring towards the end of games. His age and also his poor injury record may make him an unreliably resource throughout the season but when he does play there is little argument that the Czech Republic captain is a force to be reckoned with.
Right wing: Theo Walcott/Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
Wenger has two quality English wingers in Chamberlain and Walcott, with Walcott in particular having a fantastic season scoring nearly a goal every other game. Chamberlain has had much less impressive season than last year managing just one league goal in the whole campaign, despite featuring in many of the Gunners games this year. He needs to step it up next season with Gervinho also there to possibly go above him in the pecking order on either flank.
Left wing: David Villa/Lukas Podolski
Despite Lukas Podolski having a relatively good goal scoring season, netting 16 goals in all competitions, the German’s frequent laziness and seeming disinterest when the team aren't playing well is reminiscent of one Andrey Arshavin.
David Villa could be a viable signing for Arsenal and would add experience and tenacity to the side. The Spaniard would add firepower to an Arsenal attack that has been lacklustre on one too many occasions firing blanks against the likes of Stoke and Aston Villa.
Center forwards: Loic Remy/Olivier Giroud
Despite the Frenchman having a tough act to follow replacing Robin van Persie, the writing was on the wall when the former Montpellier man set himself a target of 15 goals at the start of the season.
He surpassed that target getting 17 in all competitions, but has rarely looked like having the ability to produce something out of nothing like Van Persie did last season.
Remy on the other hand, has had an impressive stint at QPR netting 6 in 14 for the now Championship side. He was a shining light in a dark season for the Hoops. Wenger could exploit this clause and sign the French international for no more than £5 million and create an almost dream-like front three, with the pace and finishing ability to get past almost any defence in the world.
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