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Arsenal XI: Potential line-up for 2013/14

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Arsene Wenger reportedly has in the region of £70m to spend in this summer's transfer window and if the Arsenal boss buys the right players it’s possible they will be challenging for the Premier League title next season.

The French manager is in the process of releasing and clearing out player’s who have fallen down the pecking order and on high wages. 

Andrei Arshavin recently signed for Zenit St. Petersburg and Sebastien Squillaci has been released as he is out of contract.

If Arsenal capture their main targets, they could line-up with two main strikers.

Starting line-up:

Goalkeeper: Julio Cesar

The Brazilian is almost certain to leave relegated QPR and reports suggest he is keen to stay in London. Wenger has kept his eye on Cesar throughout the Confederations Cup and has undoubtedly earned his move to the North London. Harry Redknapp recently said the 33-year-old would be moving to a ‘big club’.

Right-back: Bacary Sagna

It looks as if Sagna’s future could lie away from the Emirates but it appears as if he is staying for another season at least. His contract ends next season and he has been linked back to clubs in his homeland France.

Centre-back: Ashley Williams

Arsenal have been linked with the Swansea defender for numerous weeks and with reports saying the defender would prefer a move away from Wales, a transfer could be on the cards. A price tag of an estimated £10m may put Arsenal off but the clubs may come to a compromise.

Centre-back: Laurent Koscielny

Laurent has been linked with a big money move to Barcelona, but he looks fully committed to Arsenal as long as they are competing for trophies. Since his move from France, the Frenchman has undeniably developed into one of the best defenders in the league.

Left-back: Nacho Monreal

After a slow start at the Emirates, the potential is there to be the number one left back from the Gunners. Nacho has a good attacking side to his game as we saw at the end of last season with good link up play with fellow countryman Santi.

Right-midfield: Theo Walcott

Walcott finally signed on the dotted line for Arsenal and since then scored the vast majority of Arsenal’s goals last season. Not only can Walcott play on the wing he can also play upfront. His electric pace could hurt defenders and would be a big threat for the Gunners.

Centre-midfield: Jack Wilshere

Some would say ‘Mr Arsenal’, Wilshere is a key man for not only the Gunners but England too. Providing Jack can stay injury free and fit, his talent alone could earn him a place in any team.

Centre-midfield: Mikel Arteta

Arsenal’s vice captain and anchor has been underrated by critics and many Arsenal fans but has adapted well playing in the defensive midfield role. His leadership skills and set piece deliveries could help Arsenal to go all the way next season.

Left-midfield: Santi Cazorla

If Santi can provide another season like the last, his assists and goals could be vital for Arsenal to end their trophy drought. A great signing by Wenger as he is versatile and can play in a number of roles.

Centre-forward: Wayne Rooney

He won’t come cheap but his arrival could be a massive threat to the opposition. If Arsenal could come to some sort of agreement and lure Rooney to north London, it will send out a huge signal of intent to the clubs around them.

Centre-forward: Gonzalo Higuain

His goal scoring ratio and experience is the type of player Arsenal need. Higuain has scored over 100 goals in five seasons and at the age of 25 he could well be the best buy since Thierry Henry.

 

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