After the celebrations wore off and the hangovers eased attention after Wembley turned to the summer transfers. In my opinion we need to look at a back up goalkeeper, a right back, a centre back, a strong defensive midfielder and a striker.
Let’s look at these one by one:
I’m thinking along the lines now that Wenger sees Wojciech Szczęsny as our undoubted number one so whoever comes in will be backup at best. David Marshall for me would be a good choice. 29 years of age and was a stand out performer for the relegated team. Will he be happy to play second fiddle and play cup games only though?
As much as I love Jenks, I think he is a year or two away from first choice territory. Serge Aurier has made the Ligue 1 team of the year and a good World Cup for the Ivory Coast could seal the deal for Wenger. If it’s not already sealed….
Per and Kos are rightly first choice and it looks like Tommy V could be on the hunt for first team football. I’d take a risk with Micah Richards here. The plus points been he can also play right back. The negatives that he’s injury prone (insert fitting in well with Arsenal gag here).
I find Arteta a squad player at best and feel he gets found out against the best opposition. Would plump here for a Victor Wanyama character. Win the ball and play it to the more attacking minded players we have in abundance.
I’m a huge fan of Giroud and think what he did last year was superb. He obviously needs some support. If (hopefully) Suarez goes to Madrid then I would break the bank for Benzema. Likes to play on the shoulder of the last man and could revert to one of the 3 if Giroud starts.
With Theo to return, Serge improving on this season and even say it quietly Diaby getting a run in the team we are well stocked in the midfield and wings. As we know though we have a fair share of injuries so would like to see at least 3 of these positions strengthened.
My priority would be Striker/Right back and centre back.