One of the games a lot of us play is what will the team look like next season with the new signings and even though the transfer window has not yet shut and not all transfers confirmed it is still an interesting exercise to undertake.
I just read an article at the Mirror on this exact subject and they have opined on what they think the team will look like in the event the Nicolas Pepe signing is confirmed.
Basically, they have gone with a front three of Aubameyang, Lacazette and Pepe with Ceballos just behind, in better words no role for Ozil.
The Daily Star have gone with a really adventurous line up with Lacazette on his own upfront and Aubameyang, Ozil and Pepe just behind and Ceballos in a two-man midfield with Torreira.
And on it goes and for me, I am much more inclined to go with how the Mirror envisages the starting line up to be. The Daily Star version including both new signings and keeping Aubameyang, Lacazette and Ozil would be crazy from a defensive point of view in my opinion.
I cannot see how we can play all of them at the same time, it would make the team far too top-heavy and any opponent would just need to get the ball to the midfield quickly to take out four players in one swoop.
I also do not see Ceballos being a defensive midfielder because that would be the role he would be forced into playing.
For me, Ozil is by far the most vulnerable, I really do not see any other way of the team being set up with Ceballos and Pepe in it.
I also cannot see Emery not playing Xhaka and Guendouzi on a regular basis, their style of play suits him.
Anyway, as I say, it is a game right now, a sort of fantasy football and until the window shuts we will not know exactly where we stand but for me I see a front line up of Lacazette in the middle flanked by Pepe and Aubamyeng with Ceballos behind and a central midfield pairing of Torreira and Xhaka.
As for the defence/ who the hell knows.