As an Arsenal fan, it's odd to feel somewhat calm about the transfer window.
So far, there haven't been any exits of key players, we have brought in one of the league's most talented goalkeepers, and are seeing the rise of young players such as Chuba Akpom.
So, this calm has settled over north London and Arsenal seem to be heading for a good 2015/2016 Premier League campaign. Whether or not they can win it depends on a few factors.
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Here are things that could provide a hindrance in Arsenal's 2015/2016 campaign.
Arsenal have been notorious for the amount of injured players they've had in recent years. Most notably, Jack Wilshere and Theo Walcott have suffered long spells on the sidelines in recent seasons. This coming season, it will be essential to rotate the squad when possible in order to avoid simple injuries to players.
Of course, there isn't a formula to absolutely prevent player from being injured, but the staff and Arsene Wenger will have to figure out how to minimize chances of injury if we are to challenge for the title this season.
One area in which Arsenal often falls short is in defensive midfield. The brilliance of Francis Coquelin is an exciting prospect and the midfielder has established himself in Wenger's eyes this past season. However, it's often the size of Arsenal's defensive midfield and not the talent that seems to be lacking.
In the Premier League, players of Yaya Toure's stature seem to work best in defensive midfield.
Sure, it isn't in the spirit of Arsenal's style of play to prefer sheer size over creativity but it seems to be what works in the Premier League.
In my opinion, Coquelin could be the answer to the problems we've had in defensive midfield. With 37 interceptions and 97 duels won this season, he's dominated in his position this past season. No doubt he's not a finished product, but he's done well this season and can only grow in experience and talent. But, there are still those that say he's simply not strong enough.
What do you think? Is Coquelin the answer?
What signings do you think Arsenal should make ahead of the 2015/2016 Premier League season?
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