Which positions will Arsenal target in the summer transfer window?
Despite the season’s obvious shortcomings, the Arsenal squad is actually fairly strong. There are however a few areas that need to be looked at. Here are three positions that should be the priority for Arsene Wenger or his successor if he does leave the club.
Obviously things change quickly if Alexis Sanchez and/or Mesut Ozil leave the club, but for now we’ll assume they stay.
It looked as though the club were set at the position for a whole when they signed Petr Cech but poor recent form has led some to speculate he could be dropped. With David Ospina looking below the level required, it may be time to bring a new face in.
Wojciech Szczęsny is perhaps the most talented keeper on the books, but issues both on and off the field led Wenger to send him out on loan. He may have grown up a bit since though and could be the solution at the position.
If not then I’d expect the club to move for a young player like Jordan Pickford from Sunderland. It would be a risk to move for somebody so inexperienced, but if it worked out then Arsenal would be set at the position for the next decade.
Nacho Monreal has played some very good football over the past couple of seasons but his form this year has been at best inconsistent.
Kieran Gibbs may well be the best back-up in the league but has never quite looked good enough to nail down a role as a starter.
I believe this will be a position that the club look to improve in the summer with Luke Shaw possible being available from Manchester United or Jose Gaya from Valencia.
Even if he stays, the club are perhaps too reliant on Alexis Sanchez right now. With Lucas Perez already looking as though he is looking for a way out of the club, look for them to bring in another striker.
If Sergio Aguero does become available then the club has to try and get him. Despite injury issues, the Argentinean is still one of the very best strikers in the world.