It’s set to be a busy summer for the Gunners. With money to spend and a title to challenge for, Arsene Wenger will be reshaping his squad with meticulous detail whenever he gets the chance.
With the likes of Lukas Podolski, Yaya Sanogo and Joel Campbell all set to depart, there will undoubtedly be a stream on new names coming in as well.
Below, we take a closer look at what Arsenal’s dream XI for the new season could be, should they manage to make all of the moves they want to this summer.
GK: Petr Cech
Talks between the two are said to have been happening for some time now, after Cech was granted a reluctant exit from Stamford Bridge. He wants to stay in London, but the Blues would still rather send him overseas if possible. Should they manage to bring him on board he will represent a significant step up from what they have at the moment.
LB: Nacho Monreal
The Spaniard endured a shaky start to the 2014/15 campaign, having been used to fill in at centre-back. However, once he was slotted back into a more regular left-back position he came into his own and became one of the most important players in Arsene Wenger’s squad.
The Brazilian was only used in fits and starts last season, having only joined during the January transfer window. When he was called upon, he displayed far more pace and aggressiveness than Per Mertesacker, and slot in well alongside Laurent Koscielny.
CB: Laurent Koscielny
After overcoming an achilles that stunted his early season form, the France international quickly got back to showing why he is such an important player for the club.
RB: Hector Bellerin
Having made his breakthrough into the first team last term, he quickly established himself as a key performer in their strong end of season run in. Equally good going forward as he is heading back, the Gunners youth side appears to have discovered another potential superstar.
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