Arsenal do not appear to be rushing to complete any early summer transfer business; however, having signed Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid and Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona over the past two seasons, Arsene Wenger is certainly one to look out for in the coming weeks and months.
CaughtOffside have put together a potential Gunners XI for the 2015-16 campaign, including a possible new look attack and a world-class No.1 at the Emirates.
GK – Petr Cech
Speculation is rife that the Stamford Bridge veteran will step out at the Emirates Stadium next season after reportedly agreeing personal terms with Arsene Wenger’s side [via Sky Sports]. With question marks over the consistency of Wojciech Szczesny, Cech would be a huge signing from their London rivals.
RB – Hector Bellerin
The 20-year-old perhaps wasn’t expecting to be thrown into the Arsenal first-team last season; however, the youngster stepped up expertly to the pressure in north London and looks set to retain his position at right-back. An exciting long-term prospect for Arsene Wenger.
CB – Per Mertesacker
Question marks remain over the Germany international, particularly surrounding his desperately slow pace. Mertesacker, however, appears a favourite with his manager, and his leadership skills are crucial to the side.
CB – Laurent Koscielny
The Frenchman is one of the most consistent defenders in the Premier League and is perhaps the most underrated centre-back in England’s top flight. Arsenal struggle when Koscielny isn’t in the starting XI; his absence through injury at the start of the season may have been key in the Gunners failing to challenge Chelsea further at the top of the table.
LB – Nacho Monreal
Nacho Monreal was one of the standout performers at left-back in England last season, and despite speculation suggesting he could return to La Liga, the defender could be poised to sign a new Emirates deal after expressing his desire to stay in north London [via ESPN].