Our team has fallen short yet again to sustain a title challenge; however, we have shown remarkable consistency in 2015 which gives us a platform to build on.
Arsene Wenger will certainly want to add a few players in order to challenge Chelsea when the Premier League resumes in August. We have a number of options in each position which means that any signing Wenger adds must improve our starting XI rather than the overall quality of the squad.
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The players heavily linked with moves to the Emirates Stadium this week are included in a predicted XI of what our team could look like next term.
GK – Petr Cech
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The Chelsea shot-stopper looks set to move across London to us this summer after Jose Mourinho confirmed that he has powerless to stop the potential transfer.
“Big candidates to win the Premier League. I would never let him go,” he was quoted as saying (via The Evening Standard).
Cech is one of the best goalkeepers in the world and still has a few years to go at the top-level given that he’s only 32.
RB – Mathieu Debuchy
Hampered by injuries this term, Debuchy’s experience will most likely see him regain his place in the team next season. The Frenchman is also impeccable in the air, which would give us an added advantage from set-pieces.
CB – Gabriel
At 24 years of age, Gabriel is still relatively inexperienced as a central defender and has been allowed six months in order to become accustomed to the league.
Wenger will certainly expect the former Villarreal man to deliver alongside Koscielny next season.
CB – Laurent Koscielny
Easily one of the first names on the team-sheet and arguably one of the top five defenders in the Premier League. Koscielny is a suitable candidate for the captaincy should Wenger look to appoint a long-term leader.
LB – Nacho Monreal
Our most consistent defender this term, Gibbs has a fight on his hands to reclaim a starting spot and with Wenger notoriously known for his reluctance to tamper with a winning side, the 25-year-old could be set for a long spell on the bench.