I have to hold my hand up and say that when the teams for the Community Shield clash between Arsenal and Chelsea were announced I groaned inside and thought to myself that the Gunners were bang in trouble. The absence of key players like Ozil, Ramsey, Alexis Sanchez, Mustafi and most importantly Koscielny made our team look like boys against a powerful Chelsea XI.
That is what I thought, anyway, but the Arsenal players out on the Wembley pitch proved me wrong I am more than happy to say, so does that mean that we have a fantastic squad full of quality and depth in every position? Does it mean that Arsene Wenger can put away the chequebook and leave the summer transfer window alone?
Not quite in my opinion. For me we are still light in defence, even though Koscielny and Mustafi are waiting in the wings and Per Mertesacker is looking as good as he has ever been. I would love to see the boss make a real statement by signing a top quality centre back like Southampton’s Van Dijk.
I would also like to see our central midfield given a boost, as we really miss Santi Cazorla and Coquelin can be great but can also be not so good at times. Where, if anywhere, would you like to see Wenger add to the current Arsenal squad?