Failure to pick up silverware next season could signal the end of Arsene Wengers reign at the Emirate, which makes the coming season a very crucial one for the players, fans and the boss.
It will be recalled that a group of fans, last season, called for Wengers resignation signaling growing frustration at the club, but it is believed that there is a considerable number of fans and the board at who still have faith in the French tactician.
Having already captured Granit Xhaka earlier in the summer, the boss is hoping to sign 2-3 more quality to players to the squad. Here we take a look at Arsenals possible starting eleven for the first Premier league game of the season against Liverpool on August 13th.
Goalkeeper: Petr Cech
Despite having some nervous moments here and there, the former Chelsea goalie came out with the golden glove award. Cech is expected to remain first choice despite Szczesny’s expected return from his loan spell.
Defense: Hector Bellerin, Neven Subotic, Laurent Koscielny and Nacho Monreal
The boss might be tempted to sign Subotic, with both Gabriel and Mertesacker struggling for consistency. There is no doubt about Koscielny’s quality, as he was arguably one of the best defenders in the League last season. Dependable duo of Monreal and Hector Bellerin are expected to remain at the club for many more years.
Midfield: Granit Xhaka, Jack Wilshere, Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey
Swiss international, Granit Xhaka will be expected to start in central midfield after putting a superb performance for his nation at the Euro 2016. Xhaka’s probable partner Jack Wilshere still has a lot to prove to Arsenal Faithfull’s, while Sanchesz, Ozil and Ramsey will have to continue from where they stopped last season.
It is unlikely that any striker Wenger signs this summer will be preferred over the Frenchman from the start. Though unpopular at the North London club Giroud has a very decent goal record, so it shouldn’t surprise anyone if the France international striker leads the Arsenal attack next season.