The Suggestions Box – Where Arsenal still need to strengthen
After taking a look at Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur transfer dealings so far, it’s now Arsenal’s turn for the Suggestions Box.
Arsene Wenger has already made one of the top signings of the summer window so far with Alexandre Lacazette moving to the Emirates Stadium for £43m.
Bosnian international Sead Kolasinac has also joined the former Olympique Lyon striker in North London from Schalke 04.
We take a look at where else Wenger can strengthen the squad ahead of a big season..
The central areas look particularly good for Arsenal. Gabriel Paulista, Laurent Koscielny, Per Mertesacker and Shkodran Mustafi are all top class options.
It’s in the full back areas they may need some reinforcements. With Mathieu Debuchy likely on his way back to France, a right back is imperative to challenge Hector Bellerin.
Sead Kolasinac, Nacho Monreal and Kieran Gibbs are all more than adequate cover on the left side.
Suggestions: Bacary Sagna, Serge Aurier, Elseid Hysaj
Some managers tend to have blind spots when it comes to their team, particularly ones who’ve been there a long time. Wenger simply cannot see the wood from the trees when it comes to midfield.
The Frenchman signed Granit Xhaka last summer when it was patently obvious N’Golo Kante was the player they desperately needed.
For too long the Gunners have been rolled over and belly-tickled in a number of big games that have scuppered their title chances.
Simply put, they need a hard-as-nails, tough-tackling dominant midfielder who can get up and down the pitch in the Kante/Keane/Vieira mould.
Suggestions: Idrissa Gueye, Radja Nainggolan, Renato Sanches
In reality, Arsenal don’t need a lot here at all provided they keep a hold of Alexis Sanchez. The Chilean has hinted strongly at wanting a move away due to no Champions League football but keep him, and they’re set.
Lacazette was the missing piece of the offensive jigsaw, frankly. Between him, Giroud, Ozil, Sanchez, Welbeck and Walcott, they have arguably the most potent attack in the league.
Suggestions: save your money, Arsene.
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