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Will this be Arsenal’s first-choice XI this season? Choose yours…

Arsenal currently have a number of players sidelined, and have had to field makeshift defences so far this term, but what would be our favoured XI with all our players fit?

Our goalkeeper is currently deemed to be Petr Cech, but I wouldn’t be disappointed to see Ospina overtake him in the pecking order, if on merit alone of course.

What are Arsenal waiting for before completing Mahrez swoop?

Arsenal are believed to have held talks over a swoop for Riyad Mahrez for much of the summer, but have put his capture off so far.

Thomas Lemar was believed to be a priority over the Algerian winger, but now looks to be off the cards, and there had been thoughts that would mean the Leicester star would become wanted once again.

Is Wenger strong enough to give Ozil the ‘Conte’ treatment?

Arsene Wenger has been told he needs to be tougher on Mesut Ozil, with the German seemingly given an easy ride.

The German international is regularly singled out for criticism by fans, with the 28 year-old putting in a number of lazy performances despite being one of the best players in the Premier League.

Alexis for Benzema? What would swap deal mean for Arsenal?

Arsenal are supposedly eyeing a swap deal with Real Madrid for Alexis Sanchez and Karim Benzema.

As overused as the link is, we are STILL supposedly interesting in signing the French striker from the Champions League holders, despite having already brought Alexandre Lacazette in from Lyon.

Why would Arsenal sell the Ox to Chelsea?

Chelsea are claimed to be closing on the capture of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, but why would Arsenal allow it?

The versatile star joined the club from Southampton in 2011 after impressing as a young advanced midfielder, and has been a squad member at the Emirates ever since.

Giroud insists he has important role to play for Arsenal this term

Olivier Giroud has been linked with the exit door for much of the summer, but has made the decision to stay and play a role for Arsenal instead.

The striker has fallen down the pecking order over the past 12 months, playing only a squad member role for the majority of last season, and has now fallen further down the pecking order since the arrival of Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon.

What does the future hold for Arsenal’s Ramsey?

Aaron Ramsey scored the winning goal for Arsenal on Friday night after coming on from the bench, but is there reason to be worried about his future?

Why is Arsenal’s Alexis trying to hide that he is in Paris?

Alexis Sanchez has long been linked with the exit door over the past 18 months, and could well be leaving Arsenal in the current window.

Arsene Wenger has been adamant that the Chilean forward is staying put this summer, despite having let his contract run into it’s final 12 months, with the knowledge that he would likely leave for free next year if he was forced to stay.