The transfer window has been kicked wide open following the end of the Arsenal season and as usual a lot of players have been linked with a move to the Emirates as well as several other Arsenal stars being linked with a move out of the Emirates.
The much awaited summer transfer window is here again and many Arsenal fans world wide are yet again expecting a flock of stars at the Emirates this summer especially on the back of a reported £100M set to be handed to Arsene Wenger.
Summer transfers for a typical Arsenal fan is like expecting a gift from your grandmother on your birthday (you don’t know what to expect) and with such great expectancy come a greater fear of disappointment. But let me break the news to you real quick, Wenger is not going to flock the Emirates with tons of star.
Aside the Frenchman personally stating it himself in media briefings, we actually don’t need so many players sincerely in my opinion but he will go for a few players that will shape up the team and cover the areas that we have have lacked quality as he now looks hungry for more silverware.
Now below is my preferred Arsenal formation for the 2014/2015 season.
With the likely departure of Arsenal’s penalty stopper and second choice goalkeeper – Lukasz Fabianski, first choice; Szczesny should have no problem securing his position at the middle of the sticks even though Wenger is on the lookout for another second choice goalkeeper to fill in the space Fabianski is about to leave behind.
Yes! i left Bacary Sagna in there, you might question this decision but in my own opinion after a defender makes the Premier league team of the season more than two times, he deserves some bit of respect and if Wenger can do anything more to keep the veteran a bit longer it would be great for us all while giving Carl Jenkinson little time to build up his game before filling this role should the player retire at some point.
It might also interest you to know that Sagna had recently refute rumours that he has penned a deal with current League champions Manchester City so there is a chance of Arsenal keeping him, however i would still encourage the signing of Toulouse’ Serge Aurier should Sagna decide exit the Emirates in the summer.
Aside the pending exit of Sagna, another defender tipped to leave the Emirates this summer is captain Thomas Vermaelean.
With the likes of Arsenal centre defenders; Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny firing on top form season-in season-out, Arsenal should not be desperate to spend so much on getting a defender rather Wenger can offer unsettled Arsenal captain – Vermaelen an improved deal with a promise of a decent squad rotation to keep him at the club. With that i think we would be fine in the centre of defense.
Looking at the above formation, with those pace on the wings in the person’s of Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade Chamberlain, we don’t need much upfront although Tactics could change when we face different opponents as the game goes on with Santi Carzorla and Jack Wilshere, Mathiue Flamini, Tomas Rosciky rotate.
This is a section where Arsenal fans have been calling for an improvement all along with loads of strikers of all sort being linked to Arsenal.
Well, out of the lot linked to the Emirates i still think Mario Mandzukic is an improvement on Olivier Giroud in every way and should be the one Wenger should go for. We don’t need much upfront although Tactics could change as the game goes on to a more attacking 4-4-2 formation. So we should still try also for the signature of Edison Cavani, While Lukas Podolski, and Yaya Sanogo Rotates.