Arsenal finished third in the Premier League this season, and with an FA Cup final still to come it could be a slight improvement on the last campaign when they came fourth and won the Cup.
However, next time round manager Arsene Wenger will be looking for a big change in fortunes, with a title challenge on the cards. With that in mind, the Gunners have been linked to several big summer transfers that could help them to beat current top flight champions Chelsea.
Here is how the North London side could line up in August…
GK) David Ospina
Although a couple of recent mistakes on crosses have put a question mark over the Colombian’s future between the sticks, he has been reliable in the big games so far and deserves to continue as number one.
RB) Hector Bellerin
With Mathieu Debuchy suffering from repeated injuries, the former Barcelona man could continue at full-back. With a full first team pre season behind him the 20-year-old could improve even further.
LB) Nacho Monreal
The Spaniard has managed to take Kieran Gibbs’ place in the side after a series of impressive performances, and there is no reason why Wenger would drop him before the next campaign.
CB) Laurent Koscielny
Undoubtedly the best centre-back at the club, the 29-year-old is a sure fire starter when fit.
CB) Per Mertesacker
His lack of pace is an obvious weakness, but it is likely Gabriel Paulista will be given more time to settle in before becoming a regular starter. There could be a handing over of the reins between the pair partway through the season.