The Daily Mirror has sensationally claimed that the club could ditch three of its longest serving players this summer, with Wojciech Szczesny, Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere all potential victims of the Gunners recent upturn in form.
Arsene Wenger’s side have won 15 of their last 17 games to rise up to second place in the Premier League table and renew the faith of their supporters. However, the afore mentioned trio have played little or no role in that run and could now be moved on!
This looks very much like the beginning of a new Arsenal – something many people have been craving for years. Gone is much of their predictability – the never-ending passing moves and the army of flair players who don’t rise to the big occasion.
Now, the side is balanced with an array of different types of talent. Francis Coquelin has been the find of the season in the defensive midfield role, while the endless running of summer signings Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck has made the Gunners difficult to live with.
In the list below we analyse the futures of Szczesny, Walcott and Wilshere as well as a couple of other first-team players we feel might be at risk from the revolution! Should they stay or should they go…
5) Kieran Gibbs
A victim of Nacho Monreal’s recent run of good form, which has seen him left out of the team for a number of the big games. Gibbs is now 25 and is rapidly approaching a decade of playing for the Arsenal first-team, with his debut having come back in the 2007-08 season. However, he’s still managed just 109 league appearances, never making more than 30 in a single season. Injuries will always be a nagging doubt with this player despite all his qualities. But with quality full-backs so hard to come by, you’d think the Gunners would stick with him for now.
Does he have an Arsenal future? – YES