Arsenal have endured a disappointing second-half of the season, and as the campaign draws to an end, we thought we’d analyse the current crop of players we have in our midst.
This summer looks likely to be an interesting one, with Pep Guardiola and Antonio Conte having been confirmed as joining big-spending sides Manchester City and Chelsea, and we will need to concentrate on bringing in a solid bunch of players to keep the pace with our rivals.
Mathieu Flamini, Tomas Rosicky and Mikel Arteta all have their contracts ending this summer, while Kieran Gibbs, David Ospina, Wojciech Szczesny, Theo Walcott, Olivier Giroud and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have all been linked with potential exits.
One group of players is not one we would like to consider selling, due to their importance to the team, but that is the group I’m wanting to concentrate on. Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Alex Iwobi have earned the right to be the first names on the team-sheet, but if the trio was to have a massive falling out, and one had to leave, could you decide?
It is of course a tough choice, but for me the most indispensible player is the latter. Iwobi has the potential to be better (in my eyes) than the duo. He has all the traits to become one of the world’s best, and his potential rates over the ability of the aforementioned others.
Ozil the creator and Alexis the goalscorer is another matter. The German is our player of the season this year, while the Chilean was last year. Alexis has come into form at this end of the campaign, while the former Real Madrid man has seemingly gone off the boil…
I don’t think I can decide…