Posted on May 30, 2017 by ADMIN

Who do Arsenal need to buy and sell to qualify for the UEFA Champions League?

Another Premier League season has passed and without the hectic Champions League schedule in their way Chelsea dominated their way to winning it which was no real surprise. The surprises fall further down the league and one in particular stands out, Arsenal finishing outside of the Champions League places. The Gunners missed out on a spot in Europe’s premier competition for the first time in 21 years and it couldn’t have come at a worse time for them, the club has lost its stability with the tight lipped Frenchman Arsene Wenger refusing to give anything away about his future and a boardroom battle for control between Silent Stan Kroenke and Alisher Usmanov showing no signs of ending the club may struggle to step back up. There will be no champions league betting for Arsenal fans for at least another year.

With the a draining Europa League campaign coming up for the Gunners next season they are going to need more depth to their squad as when you consider there are 38 league games, up to 15 games in the Europa League (should they reach the final) up to 6 games in the FA Cup and the same in the League Cup, Arsenal could end up playing in 65 games over the course of the season. When you also consider the likelihood of some of their star names departing the Emirates this season, a rebuilding job is the only way to go.


Unfortunately for the Gunners, the summer is likely to be a bad one with several star names likely to leave:

Alexis Sanchez

Alexis has been Arsenal’s star performer all year, notching 29 goals in 50 appearances and being the driving force behind a massively underperforming squad. With Bayern Munich and PSG both posturing for his signature along with his hesitance to sign a new contract, the Chilean will likely leave in the summer breaking the heart of millions of Gunners worldwide.

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Mesut Ozil

Originally heralded as Arsenals new Bergkamp, Mesut has divided opinion amongst the Gunners with inconsistent displays and lack of passion. Undoubtedly talented but his unwillingness to work hard for the team mixed with interest from elsewhere means it’s likely he will go.

Yaya Sanogo

The Frenchman hasn’t even been on the periphery and his contract runs out in the summer.

Carl Jenkinson

Once thought to be our next first choice right back, Carl struggled playing for Arsenal and will be gone in the summer.

Mathieu Debuchy

Once looked great, lost confidence after emergence of Bellerin, now odds-on to leave.

David Ospina

Has been semi-reliable when called upon but wants first team football, likely to leave

Calum Chambers

With the emergence of Rob Holding and likely signing of Sead Kolasinac, Calum will have dropped further down the pecking order and will either leave on load again or be sold.

Chuba Akpom

Unfortunately for Chuba it’s not quite worked out for him, he’s not Arsenal quality and will be sold.


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Arsenal will likely welcome Jack Wilshere (once fit) back into the first team fold and could potentially offer a lifeline to Joel Campbell, who’s been loaned out for most of his career but could be a useful asset to use in the numerous cup and Europa League games. Here are some other signings Arsenal will or should make:

Sead Kolasinac

Potentially the worst kept secret of the summer is left sided defender Sead Kolasinac joining the Gunners. Equally adept playing left back or centre back he will be a good addition to the squad with his strength and athleticism playing on the left of their new back three.

Ricardo Rodriguez

With Arsenal’s new 3-4-1-2 style formation Ricardo Rodriguez would be the perfect player to patrol the gunners’ left flank. They would have to act quickly though with AC Milan and Liverpool reportedly showing a keen interest in the half Swiss half Chilean wing back.

William Carvalho

Arsenal players are seriously lacking in build and aggression in the middle of the pitch combined and that’s exactly what Carvalho’s game is all about. A defensive heavyweight with a graceful touch and an eye for a pass.

Angel Correa

Angel would pose as a slight risk for the gunners as he’s not exactly set the world alight whilst trying for game time at Atletico Madrid but health concerns are a main contributor to that. Angel has the ability to be the next Aguero coming from slightly deeper and as he’s slipped under the radar it could be the perfect time for them to pounce.

Thomas Lemar

Lemar was an integral part of the AS Monaco team that performed so well last year in the Champions League and edged out PSG in the race for the Ligue 1 title getting 10 assists and 11 goals. His pace and industry would be the perfect remedy to Ozil leaving and would better fill that void for Arsenal.

This would create two strong starting line-ups for the Gunners capable of rotating through the multiple games and you then also have Theo Walcott, Alex Iwobi, Mo Elneny, Wilshere and Szczesny able to be brought into the fold.

 That means 8 out and 5 in. Would that be enough for us to return back to the Champions League?

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20 thoughts on “Who do Arsenal need to buy and sell to qualify for the UEFA Champions League?

  1. Adedayo oscar

    Am really excited with the players sell out and the players the club will bring in to strengthen the squad but one position is not mention is goalkeeper situation, ospina is going to Turkey, scenzyne is going to napoli and we need to find replacement for chech bcos is not good enough like before at Chelsea, please find better replacement for him .

  2. ZEN2OH

    Well said, but i think both Sanchez and Ozil will stay,considering the latest news on giving them the wages of near 300k weekly, 2. Ricardo Rodrigrez is not realistic since just got Koslanic and we still have both gibss and monreal, 3. Belloti, Iddrissa Gana Guaye , and Henry Onyekuru are the most realistic options , but we should try for Aubamenyang…..

    1. Fatboy Gooney, Too Fat to track back.

      Henry Onyekuru is apparently done – ish ?? Bellotti at £85 million is most definitely not a realistic option lol

      1. Neil

        Agreed Bellotti is way too expensive.. and also its going to be very difficult to attract the top players because we wont pay the big transfer fees … hopefully we will pay big wages to Ozil and Sanchez to keep them
        If we do then Kolasinac seems to be a done deal.. I think the young Onyekuru is one for the future so who else?
        Goalkeeper – Cech got his game back towards end of season though I would get Pickford now as his understudy
        Back three – Mustafi Holding and Koscielny (Gabriel and Per as back up)
        Wing-backs – from Bellerin, Ox, Monreal and Kolasinac
        Midfield – Xhaka and Ramsey seem to have formed a good partnership… Coquelin seems to have regressed. Cazorla will be back up. Elneny too… If we are getting a big DM then Carvalho?
        Forwards – Ozil and Sanchez if we can keep them plus Lacazette! (Giroud, Welbeck and Onyekuru as back up)
        So perhaps Wenger right… 2 top players in Carvalho and Lacazette I think would be strong enough and plenty of back up if you think most of them were our first team just a couple of years ago!
        …. thoughts?

        1. Fatboy Gooney, Too Fat to track back.

          And what if Sanchez and Ozil are both sold?
          And if that happens ??then the Ox will start talking to Wenger in a scouse accent “see me kid, I’m the next Steven Gerrard, I am” And before you know it all our bench warmers will be asking Wenger “how much are you willing to pay me, to stay?” ??

          1. Fatboy Gooney, Too Fat to track back.

            BOOOOOM!!! ?
            Sanchez and Ozil are both refusing to renew their contracts. Ozil wants to run down his contract and move for free at the end of next season,which means that he will be able to negotiate terms with any club from outside of the UK, when there’s 6 months left on his contract.
            Sanchez Prefers to get the fork out now but either way his not renewing. There’s now talk of Wenger wanting Mahrez to replace Sanchez.
            There’s no way that Arsenal will risk losing their most expensive players for free.

  3. muff..di...di...di...diver i now stutter cos this club made me suffer

    groundhog season ffs

    cant believe this is happening again
    im gonna start a fan channel . tired of robbie dt and fam a lam making bread off our misery

    muff media…going into the bush to get down and dirty …with all things arsenal

  4. Arsenal_Girl

    Losing Alexis would be catastrophic in my opinion because I don’t have faith in Wenger getting a quality for quality replacement
    We also need another forward (either a CF or winger)

    That said, I am not totally convinced that both Alexis and Ozil will leave this summer. There is a chance they could stay.

    Would love Rodriguez to come but won’t if we keep both Gibbs and Montreal

  5. JPS_AFC1

    Who do we buy to qualify for next season’s champions league are you serious. WHO DO WE BUY TO WIN THE LEAGUE NEXT YEAR IS WHAT YOU SHOULD BE ASKING. A.F.C fans have lowered there expectations to much.

  6. rafael

    i would loved arsenal to buy Aubameyang if Alexis leaves. but then again, the biggest players wont want to play europa league except we pay way above the normal like doing a Pogba, either way,if we can keep 85% of the squad together, sell the sanogos chambers, akpom ,debuchy, and replace them with hungry players who will die for arsenal. if we can convince ozil and alexis to stay and make a further 3-4 quality signings, then i dont see why we cannot win the league next season?

  7. Fatboy Gooney, Too Fat to track back.

    Wenger has been clueless in the last few windows and that’s putting it kindly. I can’t see how things will be different this time around, More of the same old youngsters with potential being signed, for the future that never seems to arrive and then the custom last minute ” I’m not panic buying, or spending money for the sake of it” and then he goes and does actually that. ?? Oh and fork me, were about to sell our best players on top of all that ???

  8. Robert Newton

    Alexis and Ozil have refused to renew contracts and are likely to be sold according to latest rumour. We need to break the bank and buy some world class players. If we lose both Alexis and Ozil and don’t buy quality we will not even be in top 10.???

    1. Fatboy Gooney, Too Fat to track back.

      Yup, that’s right. Now Pray that their sales wasn’t included in that rumoured £100 million budget ?? man, that would fork us good if it was. ?

      1. Robert Newton

        Alexis will definately leave because he won’t sign contract until the club makes 2-3 big name signings and there is now way Wenger and board will allow him to leave on free next season.

  9. HA559

    The same old same old…

    Wenger signs a new contract
    We’ve also signed the next Gervinho in Onyekuru.

    Thats it right two top players is what we needed according to Wenger, Kolasinac and Onyekuru.

    The deluded one will never change his way. You will see either one or both Sanchez and Ozil leave and we will only sign one top player, if both of them leave.

  10. Robert Newton

    We are wasting 7 million on this Nigerian kid who won’t be given any playing time and will probably end up like Lucas Perez and Joel Campbell instead of saving and making a big offer to sign striker like Aubameyang. The Era of Wenger will end up making Arsenal a mid table team so pathetic. We have too many average players on high wages and we cannot buy the players to challenge for trophies let alone winning it. We need change from top to bottom.
    Szczesny, Ospina, Debuchy, Jenkinson, Gibbs, Wilshere, Theo, Campbell, Perez hardly get any playing time and are not good enough either. Instead of selling them and buying quality we end up giving them 60k-80k to most of them and 130 k to useless Theo. Just get rid of them and we can save those wages as well as we can make 70-80 million by selling those players and add to the 100 transfer kitty. Alexis and Ozil will not sign contracts unless the club signs 2-3 world class players. Signing Onyekuru and new Wenger contract is not gonna convince them to sign new contract no matter how much wages we give to them. They are world class players and want to play and compete at the highest level.

  11. Robert Newton

    I won’t mind Lemar and Carvalho but Correa and Rodriguez are not needed since we have Monreal and Kolasinac with Gibbs also there.

  12. Ziich

    Theo walcott needs to go. he is one of the highest paid players in the team yet he does not fit the system we play
    Sanogo,Debuchy,jenksinson,wilshere,campbell,Gibbs just need to go. either sell or release.
    Perez and ospina seem to be on the way out which is a shame now that we are in the europa league they might have gotten more of a run out.
    After all that we need a big name attacking signing or magically increase welbeck’s finishing to 90
    I think we also need a top class midfielder that is also versatile ( I hear matuidi might be availible)

  13. Yossarian

    There appears to be a very large amount of top-quality players potentially available this transfer window.

    Should be no excuses this time for clearing out the dead-wood, and buying decent quality players.

  14. Rorie Day

    With Wenger staying for another 2 years to really destroy the club; think we’ve had it…

    But to try and be optimistic, i’d say:

    Walcott – £12/15M – Never really been good enough. Yes 19 Goals, (Sutton, Lincoln, Southampton C Team etc.

    Ramsey £15M – One goal to win the FA Cup does not make up for years of being absolute crap.

    Debuchy – £3M – Deeply unlucky.
    Jenkinson – £2M – Damn shame, everyone wanted him to succeed.
    Elneny – £4M – Doesn’t offer anything really. Bit of a panic buy.
    Perez – £15M – Never given a fair chance for some reason, fantastic when he played.
    Akpom – £1M – Not good enough.
    Sanogo – £0M – Not sure what was going on there (Afobe > Sanogo).
    Campbell – £5M – Not up to standard – (Might be an interesting Wingback option).
    Ospina – £5M – Move for his Career sake.
    Gibbs £10M – Same as Ospina.

    Leaving Us (becasue of Wenger)

    Sanchez – £50M – Wenger’s Ego.
    Ozil – £35 – Lack of additions to the squad; he’s trying to play in balls for Giroud and Walcott for gods sake… No wonder he doesn’t care anymore.
    Ox – £20M – Never given a proper chance, needs to leave for the sake of his career (bit of a trend here)


    No Idea anymore.

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