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Arsenal 2014/15 predicted starting XI

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Another season is coming to an end and teams are already boosting their squads with new players. As always, Arsenal have been included in lots of rumours and should make a few transfers to get back into the title race.

Some of them might leave for other clubs, like Bacary Sagna and Olivier Giroud while Wenger will do his best to replace the regular starters and prepare for triumphs at the Emirates. This is my vision of the starting eleven.

Goalkeeper | Wojciech Szczesny

Some terrible performances from the Pole haven't reassured Wenger about his first goalkeeper place. He conceded six goals against Chelsea which Arsenal have lost 6-0 and another six against Manchester United in 6-3 loss.

Lukasz Fabianski was in far better form than his compatriot. He saved a penalty in a semi-final match of the FA Cup, providing the final for the Gunners and a chance to win a trophy after nine years of post.

Right-back | Seamus Coleman

Rumours about Bacary Sagna leaving the Emirates are getting louder every day now. He is, obviously, just another player who got enough of the trophy drought.

Nevertheless, some great and young right backs are being scouted by Arsenal. The most probable new signing could be the Irish Seamus Coleman, Everton's regular starter. Also, Sebastien Corchia should not be left out of their sight. Enormous talent of the 23-year-old could pay-off for the Gunners if they will go for him.

Centre-back | Laurent Koscielny

The biggest doubt about the staring eleven is between Per Mertesacker and Koscielny. Mertesacker is more experienced than this Frenchman, playing almost 100 matches for Germany. 

On the other hand, Koscielny makes bigger impacts on the game and has been at Arsenal while his German teammate was still a part of Bundesliga side Werder Bremen. That is why Koscielny will have the advantage in front of Mertesacker.

Centre-back | Ashley Williams

The captain of both the Wales national team and Swansea was initially a member of the sixth English league and was not one of those predicted to have a bright future ahead of him. He was loaned out to his current team in March 2008 and indeed, it was a right move.

If Thomas Vermaelen leaves, he could easily be replaced with Williams. Arsenal and Liverpool are interested in signing him, but the Londoners have the lead in that race, as Liverpool already have four top class central defenders in the squad. 

Left-back | Kieran Gibbs

Signing Nacho Monreal was a good move by Wenger, but Gibbs has turned out into a great first-team player and will remain at this position as long as Wenger is in charge. 

Despite being just a part-time national representative, Gibbs is among the best left-backs in the league. The 28-year-old's value has risen over the years at the Emirates.

Central-midfield | Jack Wilshere

One of England's best young players is ready to become a leader at the club in the next couple of seasons. Wilshere's shows of leadership turned out to be very successful within the team and Vermaelen could hand over his armband due to the frequent injuries.

A total of three goals and five assists in 24 Premier League clashes just prove what a great duo Ramsey and Wilshere will make. Both young, dangerous and lucid - every goalkeeper should fear them. 

Central-midfield | Aaron Ramsey

The Welshman resembled misfortune for every goalie had to face him in a Premie League match. The 2013/14 would have been even better for Ramsey if there wasn't the thigh muscle strain injury, which kept him off the field from December to April. 

He will be completely ready to repeat the impact from the season that has ended just a few days ago. This 23-year-old scored 10 goals and made nine assists in 23 league matches and is now valued at €20 million.

Attacking-midfield | Mesut Ozil

On August 31, Arsenal fans were celebrating the transfer of the German which happened just a few hours before the transfer window deadline. Many neutrals think Real Madrid made a mistake by letting him go. The expectations were big, considering that that was Arsenal's biggest transfer ever.

Realistically, Tomas Rosicky has no chance in securing the place in the starting eleven as long as Ozil is absolutely prepared for first-team football. He's one of world's best playmakers was in charge in the midfield with 10 assists in 26 games.

Left-wing | Santi Cazorla

The Spaniard who could also play as an attacking midfielder joined the Premiership team in August 2012. Although one of the shortest players in the league, Cazorla's offensive skills are enviable.

It is really hard to decide which winger deserves it the most - Cazorla or Lukas Podolski. While Podolski is in charge of scoring goals, Malaga's ex-player mostly assists in league matches. Olivier Giroud scored most goals this season, and that is why Cazorla would be my first pick.

Right-wing | Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

This youngster will be one of Hodgson's best men in Brazil. Theo Walcott has ruled out for the World Cup and there shouldn't really be any doubts about who to pick for this position. Raheem Sterling is not ready to start matches for the Three Lions due to lack of experience and the Ox will have the chance to show he is worthy of the starting eleven.

He was often watching games of the club from the stands, as a knee injury kept him out of the field until early January. Two goals and three assists was the best he could do in the league. This World Cup is his opportunity to prove what he wasn't able to prove the whole season - that he is a real first team quality.

Striker | Mario Mandzukic

Bayern's forward is almost certain he would leave the club because of Robert Lewandowski's arrival at Allianz Arena. The Croatian has ended this season at the second place of top goalscorers of the league, just behind - Lewandowski.

Chelsea and Arsenal are most likely to purchase him from the Bundesliga team, but as Chelsea are close to signing Diego Costa, they will probably rule out of the race for the striker who scored 18 goals in 30 matches for Bayern.

Do you agree with my list? Which eleven would you pick? Have your say in the comment below.

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