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Arsenal will be a busy place in this year's transfer window with many faces expected to depart and several new faces to come in.

It is reported that up to 16 players may leave Arsenal (including youth-players) and that will give Arsene Wenger the chance to spend more money on more first-team players.

Three players have already left the first-team and they are; Andrey Arshavin, Sebastian Squillaci and Denilson clearing around £150k on wages.

Reports have suggested that Wenger is keen on bringing in a goalkeeper, a holding midfielder and a striker as he looks to prepare his team for the season ahead.

Picking up 26 points from 30 in the final 10 games of the season have given Arsenal fans a lot of hope for the new season and if they can find a couple of new signings, they could be a real dark-horse for next year's title race.

So we look at a realistic, potential Arsenal team for next season's campaign if they were to make the signings they are interested in.

Below you can see the potential Arsenal side.

Goalkeeper | Julio Cesar

Reports are suggesting that Arsenal and Queens Park Rangers have already struck up a deal for the Brazilian goalkeeper to sign for Arsenal on a two-year deal, but nothing official has been announced.

One of the only impressive players for QPR last season and his experience could help Arsenal's defence and also young goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny.

Right back | Lukasz Piszczek

There is a strong-possibility that current right-back Bacary Sagna may be leaving the Emirates Stadium this summer or next summer, so a new right-back will be on the agenda for Arsene Wenger as youngster Carl Jenkinson doesn't look ready to be a full-time first-team player just yet.

Borussia Dortmund right-back Piszczek has been watched on several occasions by Arsenal scouts and they are currently weighing up the options and whether or not they should make a formal approach for the 27-year-old.

Centre backs | Laurent Koscielny & Per Mertesacker

They built-up a great partnership in the closing stages of last season and they will certainly be the first-team choice for next season, so it doesn't look like any replacements will be needed for this department.

Left back | Kieran Gibbs or Nacho Monreal

Once again this department is pretty safe for Arsenal as they have two quality left-backs fighting for the first-team place. 

Gibbs finally looks like he has gotten over injury problems that hampered his early years and January signing Monreal looks like a very decent addition to the back-four.

Centre midfield | Jack Wilshere, Santi Cazorla and Victor Wanyama

No need to replace the likes of Wilshere and Cazorla as they are about as decent as you can get. 

Two great attacking-minded midfielders who have been sensational for Arsenal this year, even Wilshere, who has just come back from a 17-month lay-off, so it will be those two providing the attacking threat for the centre-forward come next season.

Since the loss of Alex Song to Barcelona, Arsenal haven't really replaced him and haven't really got a strong-minded centre-midfield man.

This season it has been Mikel Arteta playing the role of defensive midfielder, but this summer they should look into signing a natural holding-man and look no further that Celtic's Victor Wanyama.

He could be a superb signing for Wenger and his agent has already come out saying he'd love a move to England and Arsenal.

Left wing | Stevan Jovetic

He has been strongly linked to Arsenal for several months now, but a stumbling block has appeared with the asking price.

It is reported that Fiorentina want £23million for the Montenegro international, but Arsenal are only prepared to spend £20million.

If Arsenal do finally choose to meet the asking price, he will be a great signing for the Gunners as he can be used as a winger or a striker, much like Lukas Podolski.

Right wing | Theo Walcott

Last season was one to remember for Walcott as it was his best ever in an Arsenal shirt. All in all he contributed 21 goals in all competitions and plenty of assists to go with the goals. 

He signed a new contract as well and became one of the club's highest earners, so overall a great season for Walcott.

The winger finally looks like he is coming of age and is finally living up to the reputation he had when signed from Southampton.

Will be used as a striker next season after he asked to be given a chance there, but he will also have winger duties to take up as well.

Striker | Gonzalo Higuain

The Argentinian striker has asked to leave Real Madrid and then followed up that request by saying he would love a move to the Premier League and would suit Arsenal.

With those comments all Arsenal would have to do is make an acceptable bid for the striker and he will all-but join.

A young striker with a great goal scoring record and he could be the lethal finisher that the club missed last season because of the departure of Robin Van Persie.

Subs bench: Wojciech Szczesny, Thomas Vermaelen, Mikel Arteta, Aaron Ramsey, Lukas Podolski & Olivier Giroud.

This would mean the likes of; Gervinho, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Abou Diaby, Tomas Rosicky would all have to fight hard to even be on the subs bench.


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