As Chelsea have now been confirmed as Champions and the end of the season approaches, many Arsenal fans are wondering who we need to bring in to strengthen the Gunners squad, so we can make a more sustained challenge for next year’s title. Since the New Year Arsenal have been the most in-form side so it could be argued that we already have a super-strong squad, but Wenger believes that the other teams around us will be improving their line-ups this summer.
“That is the unknown quantity,” Le Prof said in the Guardian. “How much higher are the other teams going to go? Because you can expect Manchester City to respond. You can expect Manchester United to respond, Liverpool to respond.”
That seems to imply that Arsenal will also be strengthening to keep up with our rivals, but Wenger made it clear that there will have to be some departures first to make room for any new team members.
“We are not in need of absolute change.” he continued. “We have a strong squad. We have some strong young players behind. We have a very big squad, so we need to lose some players as well. We have Lukas Podolski away, Joel Campbell. Yaya Sanogo will come back.”
Of those three it is taken as a given that we won’t see Podolski in an Arsenal shirt again. Also I personally think it is unlikely that Mikel Arteta will be given a new contract, but who are the players that YOU think will be off to new pastures next season?