Four rarely mentioned playing positions at Arsenal in need of an overhaul

Players are constantly being linked with a move to Arsenal ahead of the transfer window.

The Gunners are preparing for one of their most important summer transfer windows in a while, with several players expected to come in and other expected to depart.

However, it is worth noting that the majority of the players being linked with a move to the Emirates are either central defenders or attackers.

Those are not the only positions at Arsenal that need overhauling.

Attacking midfield
We have been linked with the likes of Philippe Coutinho in recent weeks and this is an area that definitely needs fresh blood, Arsenal have hardly been that creative, in fact, I would suggest that Mikel Arteta could do with at least two new attacking midfielders.

Left-wing
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has predominantly played on our left-wing. We are on the verge of losing him, that would leave only Bukayo Saka as a left-winger at the club.

I feel Arsenal needs another left-winger so that even if Aubameyang stays he can play in his favoured centre forward position.

Right-back
Hector Bellerin is at a stage where I think that we need to cash in on him before it gets too late.

The Spaniard is now injury-prone and he isn’t getting any younger. Cedric Soares is our other right back, but if we want to compete with the top sides next season, we need to buy another top right back.

Goalkeeper
I wonder if it is because Bernd Leno is in fine form that Arsenal isn’t thinking about buying another solid backup keeper.

Look at how Liverpool suffered a terrible exit from the Champions League when Adrian replaced the injured Allisson in goal.

That is what happens when you don’t have a good goalkeeper as your second choice.

An article from Ime

8 Comments

  1. Kenya 001 says:

    Hallo everyone hope you are all save? Ken1945,Jon fox, sue and all the older guys on here I look up to. It’s really fun reading all your posts and arguments . I know their is no arguments for now except you writing the great memories you had. I wonder what memories I will write when I reach your age though I do have the greatest of them all that unbeaten run…. The road to that 2006 final which unfortunately ended being a heartbreak wherever that red card came from!?……the Arshavin show at Anfield and of course how should I forget the greatest African “I stand corrected ” to play for Arsenal The kanu thriller vs Chelsea…. After all I do have fantastic Arsenal memories….The generation am worried about is that from 2005 and my hope is that Arteta will give memories for them. Stay safe and I do love the nice memories you have of Arsenal it makes me love this club more.

    1. Sue says:

      😊 nice comment, Kenya 001.. there certainly have been some ups haven’t there? I try to forget the downs!!
      You stay safe too and keep the comments coming!! 😉

    2. SueP says:

      There are two Sues on here Kenya 001
      I am sure we will all try to keep you interested in the good old days being a Gooner. You will have great memories too.. hopefully Mikel turning us back into winners again after this terrible virus has subsided. Many great African players have succeeded in the PL and it has been a pleasure to watch many of them over the years.
      You stay safe too!

  2. Top Gunner says:

    There’s no need to overhaul right back because Bellerin, Maitland-Niles, and Chambers can play there.
    The position that needs serious attention is defensive midfield. Xhaka and Torreira can’t do the work to protect defenders.
    In attacking midfielder, Ozil has to relegated to play with junior team. Let Martinelli operate in that position. He can compete with Willock

  3. roshan says:

    LW – Saka, Martinelli, Nelson, Smith-Rowe (can also play). I dont think we need a LW at all.

    CM/AM is the priority and also RB – i’d cash in on Bellerin and buy Aarons

  4. Roshan says:

    We should have sorted AM last year by buying Nkunku over Cellabos.

    Why did we sign him on loan for $15m when we could have bought Nkunku for $13m

  5. Grandad says:

    There seems to be an ongoing misconception that we need a left winger.As Roshan has alluded to, this is not the case and in addition to the players he has mentioned,we have also spent 72m on a naturally left footed winger who may well be used as a conventional left sided winger next season. What we need are quality upgrades at RB,CB, and DM.

  6. jon fox says:

    We have already TWO NATURAL left footed wide players in Saka and Pepe, so I fail to understand that part of your article at all. Auba has never been a left winger and merely plays wide to accommodate Laca. BELLERIN NEEDS TO LEAVE , HE IS USELESS AT DEFENDING. So you are right about him!

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