With the arrival of Petr Cech at Arsenal, also with the compliment of a fully fit squad, we take a look at how Arsenal might line up next season.
GK: Petr Cech
The veteran goalkeeper needs no introduction and should get the nod ahead of David Ospina and Wojciech Szczesny.
RB: Mathieu Debuchy
If the French defender stays fit, he will most likely be Wenger’s first choice. Known for his quick burst upfront and ability to fall back quickly, Debuchy should start ahead of Hector Bellerin and Callum Chambers at right-back.
LB: Nacho Monreal
The Spaniard became part of a consistent Arsenal side in the second half of last season, and showed he could chip in a goal or two – with his effort against Manchester United in the FA Cup quarter-final. Monreal should get the pick ahead of Kieran Gibbs.
CB: Laurent Koscielny
The Frenchman has done enough over the last 3 seasons to attract interest from Real Madrid this summer, but opted to extend his deal with the Gunners. He’s definitely Wenger’s first choice centre-back.
CB: Gabriel Paulista
Many fans won’t agree with this selection, but I think we need a change of partnership at the back.
Mertesacker upped his performance in the second half of last season, after a slow start to the campaign. However, Gabriel – with his relatively faster pace and quick reflexes, should be given more game time to eliminate any form of complacency from the assistant captain.
DM: Francis Coquelin
The Frenchman is unarguably the most improved player from last season. He is expected to get the nod from Wenger.
CM: Santi Cazorla
The Spaniard was one of the stand-out performers of last season. Santi is expected to start as well, but in a more holding role.
AM: Mesut Ozil
The German is expected to get back his favoured number 10 role, which will enable him perform in full capacity in midfield and assert his presence the more.
AM: Aaron Ramsey
The Welshman could be forced to the side, though not his favourite position; however, he will be expected to cut in at times to provide cover for Ozil.
ATT: Alexis Sanchez
With 25 goals from his debut season at Arsenal, he gets a place in the left attack for Wenger’s side.
ATT: Olivier Giroud
For now, the Frenchman is undoubtedly the most trusted center forward for the Gunners.