HOW ARSENAL WILL DOMINATE NEXT SEASON by NikkoGunners
Arsene Wenger is a new animal in the market this season with purchases no one expected he would be pursuing, and clearly his ambition to win the league next season if not the season that follows is evident.
After the acquisition of Lacazette, Wenger needs to get brutal with squad reorganization. Here is how he should go about it
Sell Sanchez – it’s not worth it to have sulky player in our camp even when that player is the best in the world. It can be disruptive to the changing room. However, sell abroad and not to a direct rival.
Sell Oxlade Chamberlain and get either Thomas Lemar or Mahrez. Lemar, if he comes, is an upgrade of Oxlade. I would have a bit of some fears with Mahrez doing the wingback role but I could be wrong.
Add some prominence to Lucas Perez, he has performed the Sanchez role just Ok when he has come on and now that we have a firing striker in Lacazette, he could be the engine that delivers to the Lacazette wheels. Bring Iwobi back to the fold, he has performed on the big stage and has big stage mentality and if he partners someone, he excels.
Sell Giroud – We should know that the 31-year old is just not speedy enough for the Arsenal of these days. And especially when he can display ‘issues’ with his international teammate, he would not be any good use going forward.
Get an understudy for Ozil, Xhaka and Ramsey. Elneny and Coquelin have faded out and should be shipped and replaced with more convincing performers. For Ozil, it’s time to school his replacement. Nabil Fakir of Lyon would be a good acquisition for that role if Lyon would agree to sell to Arsenal yet again. Emil Forsberg of RB Leipzig could be the other option. The good thing with these two players they would push Ozil for the starting place immediately.
For central Midfield – Fabinho from Monaco; Sergej Milinković-Savić from Lazio and Jean Michaël Seri of Nice are just about the right age to push the central players in Arsenal to performing miracles or lose their spots. Any one of these would bring Arsenal to superb squad depth.
Get Petr Cech’s successor. Mattia Perin from Genoa would be a great acquisition.
Switch to 3.5.2 – After Wenger secured solidity in defending with three rather than four men in the back, the extra-person can now be used for goals galore.
————–Lacazette-Perez——- (Iwobi, Welbeck, Walcott)
——————-Ozil—————— (Nabil Fekir, Emil Forsberg)
Lemar – Ramsey – Xhaka – Kolasinac
———————Cech———————– (Mattia Perin – Genoa)
With this squad and 3.5.2 arrangement. Arsenal would win the league and proceed to lift the Champions League in the subsequent year.