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Arsenal: Realistic ideal starting XI

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Arsenal have been interested in many different players this transfer season, most of them have been realistic and could have happened. However, with the players left to buy, plus the squad Arsenal have now, it is still a mystery about how they will line up when the transfer window.

I have picked out a possible starting XI for the Gunners after the international break when the transfer window will be shut and all possible signings finalised. Here it is:

GK: Wojciech Szczesny

The current Arsenal number one has performed exceptionally in the last three games despite making a few mistakes against Aston Villa. The Polish international is still young and seems the likely keeper to stay between the sticks in Arsenals season.

LB: Nacho Monreal

The Spanish left-back was bought as an emergency for Arsenal in January when Kieran Gibbs was injured, and has established himself as a decent signing and can still make a name for himself as a regular in the starting XI. 

CB: Per Mertesacker

Arsenal's German centre-back has been given the honour of being Arsenal captain with the absence of Vermaelen and Arteta. This shows that Wenger sees Per as crucial to his plans.

CB: Laurent Koscielny

Koscielney has made a name for himself as one of the best centre backs in the Premier League. The club suffered a scare when he was rushed to hospital recently however he returned for the home clash against Fenerbahce which is good news for Arsenal fans. 

RB: Bacary Sagna

Sagna has been a regular for the Gunners for a very long time now and I believe he will continue to hold down his RB role. He can also play in CB if needed. 

LM: Angel Di Maria

Real Madrid will need to sell some players to fund the Bale transfer and Di Maria could be one of the players involved. Plus Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Lukas Podolski are injured.

CM: Santi Cazorla

The Spanish International has already made a name for himself after just one season in English football. He has adjusted very well and links well with his team mates. 

CM: Jack Wilshere

When Wilshere is injury free he is undoubtedly a sensational footballer and Roy Hodgson and Arsene Wenger have both tipped him to be Arsenal and England captain one day.

CM: Aaron Ramsey

This would not have been expected last season but seeing some of his performances in the pre-season games and Fenerbahce tie, I think Wenger will continue to give him a chance despite any signings brought in.

RM: Theo Walcott

Walcott was Arsenal's top scorer last season and is expected to only get better and better.

ST: Karim Benzema

Benzema may also be a player sold by Madrid to fund Gareth Bale's departure from Spurs. Arsenal should leap at any opportunity to buy him having missed out on Gonzalo Higuain to Napoli.

How do you think Arsenal will line up next season? Please leave comments below...

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