My dream Arsenal team for next season after great transfer window – What’s yours?

Much has been said about Arsenal not winning the league. Some have called them bottlers, but Gooners who’ve been part of Arteta’s journey know Arteta and his boys deserve a lot of credit For once in a long time, they are anticipated to finish second and are back in the European Champions League at long last.

The 2022–23 PL season will forever be remembered as a classic by Gooners. They will talk about how they were favourites to win the league for the better part of this season, though a few hiccups saw them surrender the title to the Citizens.

Anyway, next season, the Gunners go again, and then they could win it after some critical reinforcements are made in the summer.

I won’t bore you with who ought to be signed or who ought to be offloaded, but I’ll summarise all the potential arrivals by formulating the best lineup Arteta could use to outwit Manchester City next term.

My line-up:

Ramsdale starts in goal; Joao Cancelo, William Saliba, Gabriel Magalhaes, and Zinchenko could form the defensive wall. At midfield, a Declan Rice, Caicedo, and Odegaard midfield could be the setup, though Gundogan may come in for either Rice or Caicedo, whoever doesn’t join.

As for the attack, Saka and Martinelli are sure starters; although there’s talk about Jesus not playing the striking role well, he may still start as I don’t see Arsenal signing a top striker (correct me if I’m wrong); most recommendations about the attack are on signing backup wingers.


Joao Cancelo, William Saliba, Gabriel Magalhaes,  Zinchenko

Declan Rice, Caicedo, Odegaard

Saka, Jesus, Martinelli

So, that’s my dream lineup for next season. What’s yours?

Darren N

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  1. Caicado really must be top priority. Rice is a good player, but we will have to over pay to get him. Man utd sniffing around and will pay top dollar. So prob that won’t happen. Try to keep Tierney as best we can. ESR as well. He will blossom next year I think. Top tall aggressive striker needed. Apart from that I think we will run city close again, maybe it will be our year. Xhaka and balagun will leave I think. So that should generate some cash.

  2. My dream Arsenal team 4:3:3 Formation


    Caicedo, Saliba, Magalhaes. Concelo.

    Odegaard Rice Gundogan

    Saka Vlohovic Martinelli

    On the bench

    White , Partey, Raphinha Zinchenko, Jorginho , Jesus, Kiwior

    1. Dream squad for next year for me.

      Ramsdale Turner
      BOELY Tomiyasu
      Saliba White
      Gabriel kiwior
      CANCELO Zinchenko
      CAICIEDO Partey
      RICE Smith-rowe/ Vieira
      Odegaard MOUNT
      Saka DIABY
      G.Jesus ABRAHAM
      Martinelli Trossard/Nelson

  3. Rice and Caicedo is way too defensive together IMO.

    Im not surprised we’re linked with the likes of Mount who is more forward minded

    Caicedo – Mount

    Would work better in my view. Not saying Mount is my pick but someone similar to him (Veiga, Milinkovic-Savic?)

  4. We showed we can score a lot of goals,
    We shouldn’t be looking to copy other teams we should focus heavily on defensive players as that has been our undoing, the only farward signing that should be made is finding another Wenger to give Saka competition, defense is what wins you titles

    1. Cancelo
      Caicedo and Rice/Gundogan/Mount
      Xavi Simmons.

      Extend the Reiss Nelson contract and also keep Tierney and ESR. I believe Fabio Vieira will be a revelation next season.

      Balogun, Tavares, Cedric, Holding, Lokonga can be sold

  5. Ramsdale
    Fringpong Saliba GM Estupinan
    Caicedo Ode Maddison
    Saka Osimhen Martinelli

    Simones, Jesus, Tossard, Tomiyasu, Kiwor, Partey, Nkeita, Vlohvic,
    Zinchenko, White, Liveramento
    GK- Raya 🔥🔥🔥

    1. my own shud b
      Cancelo Saliba Gabriel Zinchenko
      Partey Rice Odegard
      Saka Gj Martinelli

      Teilemans white tomiyasu Tavares ESR Viera Turner Gyokeres Kiwi trosard diaby

  6. My team for next season would be

    Ødegaard,Partey,Teun Koopmeiners

    Squad Players
    Ciao Henrique(As Monaco’s LB technically better than Tierney who’s likely leaving
    Michael Olise(Saka needs competition,can also play the Ødegaard role)
    ESR(could play as an 8 or 10
    Lavia/Manu Kone/Djbril sow
    Valentin Castellannos/Mateo Retegui(Physical CF with Athleticism)

  7. There is no sensible way on Earth that any serious minded Gooner can ever answer this articles headline question, for the OBVIOUS reason that none of know who the club will buy or let go this season.
    I doubt if the club even know themselves, even though they will have targets lined up. But targets are not always hit!!
    IF, which it seems,the writer simply wants us to predict our personal fantasy team, then go ahead.
    I don’t and won’t indulge in fantasy, but only do realism. For realism is all that matters!


      1. Of course YOU and OTHERS ARE. I am well known for preferring realism. Thats MY personal choice.

        BTW, is my refereeing article appearing tomorrow PAT?

  8. Not my dream line up but what I realistically think could be our squad going into next season:

    In: Rice £90M Mount £45M Hoijlind £40M Simikan £35M Tielemens Free

    White Saliba Gabriel Zinchenko
    Odegaard mount
    Saka Jesus Martinelli

    Turner Tomiyasu Simikan Kiwior Partey Tielemens Viera Nelsen Trossard Hoijlund

    1. You are wrong on Mount…
      We are not getting Mount because Chelsea want more than 80 Million for Mount..
      That’s ridiculous..
      His value shouldn’t be more than 40
      Maddison is much better than him..

  9. I have to say your projected line-up doesn’t give me a warm, fuzzy feeling or make me feel in any way more confident than if we just stuck with the players we have now or actually buy in improvements.

    Declan Rice isn’t the answer to any of the problems we have at the moment. I think Gundogan is a terrific player but I’m not a fan or just filling out line-up with Chelsea and Man City cast-offs.

    We need a striker and either play Balogun, or sign Vlahovic or Jonathon David. I think Cancelo is also a fabulous player but he won’t offer anything Zinchenko doesn’t already and will just make us leaky on both wings. Ben White should stay at RB imo.

  10. All I would say to those who have chosen Zinchenko at LB, is that you evidently have failed to recognise just how poor he is defensively.In other words with him in that position we will continue to ship goals and will not be in contention for honours.

  11. Next Seasons, if Ramsdale is our No 1 keeper, we won’t win the EPL, UCL or even Europa league. 😞
    He is NOT a Title winning Keeper like Allison, Cech, Van der Saar,etc.

    Also Martinelli should not start matches.
    His inability to dribble past opponents on the Left wing
    like Vinicius Jnr, is what Causes Gabriel Jesus struggles.😕😒

  12. White, saliba, GM , Zincneko
    odegard, Rice, Mount
    Saka, Jesus, Martneli

    bench In Caceido, Maitoma, Zaha (free) Telimens free, Tomiyasu, ESR, Partey, Juninho, Trossard, Nketia,

  13. ramsdale
    caicedo inverted role
    jesus leftwing

  14. I’m not really sure replacing Ben White with anyone else. Nobody can perform at RB and CB like Benny. Not even Cancelo. We already got Tomiyasu to backup RB and LB. Ben White is probably the best RB we had since Bacary Sagna. And why on earth do we need to buy a 32 year old Gundogan while we already got 31 year old Jorginho? And Caicedo and Rice is too defensive, we need more attacking impetus from midfield and a monster at CF. Our rivals are setting us up with the media and as usual our fans are lapping it up like hamsters. Let Arteta do his job.

  15. I do not think we will beat Man City with this team, but I think it will keep us in the top four for this upcoming season.
    We can look for more improvement to the team next year!!!!


    Benny Blanco

    Caicedo, Rice

    Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli

    Lautaro Martinez (Inter Milan)



    Guehi (Palace), or possibly Jules Kounde Barcelona (a good defender, although he seems to have attitude issues)


    We will need an Odegaard back-up
    I do not like Mount and I have soured on Madison after watching him recently, so somebody else for this role.

    Diaby (Leverkusen,
    Mo Kudus (Ajax)

    This adds up to 21 first team players

    Just my thoughts, and probably a long way from reality

  16. Ramsdale
    Cancelo Saliba Gabbi Zinchenko
    Caicedo Kovatic
    Saka Martinelli Mitoma

    Yes Kovatic isn’t young but we’ve been missing a player like him. We have no one that can turn defense to attack like him.

    1. The best Arsenal manager should do is to stop being mean, release money inorder to get better players knowing next season u r going to play more than two games. Artete u should not sell Tierney

  17. With exception of Jesus the rest named in the list will be good. Need a “real” striker. Jesus will be able to achieve the result. Arsenal must replace Jesus.

  18. The only mistake that Arsenal bosses do is to let experienced players go and they assume that the new signings will probably play well without them.
    This time they would consider the consequences before selling off some players.

  19. ……………….Ramsdale

    Keep this team fit and we should be in contention so says the logic

  20. hello again guys, long time. now, my dream team,(seeing as it is all a bit of fun)would be would knock the stuffing out of simson on haaland and watch the troll fall, lol.

    1. ger burje, whats the point of a dream fantasy team, IF you are keen to pick way underpar players such as Mancini, Kidd and even Rimmer too, for goodness sake.

      Why do you deliberately exclude our many far better keepers than HIM?

      And surely the ONLY reason to indulge in fantasy, is to pick our BEST TEAM!

  21. Arteta has done well for the past two years. Just look at it, what happened towards tail end of last year also happens this year. No leason learnt.. we need experience defenders and a world class striker.

  22. Ramsdale

    Tomiyasu, Saliba, Zinchenko Gabriel, Tierney White

    Caicedo Jorginho Partey Xhaka

    Odegaard, ESR, Madison Mason Mount

    Martinelli Trossard Saka Balogun Vlahovic orLautaro Martinez Jesus

    So we need go for

    Lautaro Martinez and /or Vlahovic
    Mason Mount and Maddison

    If we can sell Jesus, Nketiah to fund will be good. Xhaka selling is not going to fetch good money we might as well exhaust his contract

  23. Ramsdale

    Tomiyasu, Saliba, Zinchenko Gabriel, Tierney White

    Caicedo Jorginho Partey Xhaka

    Odegaard, ESR, Madison Mason Mount

    Martinelli Trossard Saka Balogun Vlahovic orLautaro Martinez Jesus

    So we need go for

    Lautaro Martinez and /or Vlahovic
    Mason Mount and Maddison

    If we can sell Jesus, Nketiah to fund will be good. Hope we don’t waste money buying Rice as that will not take us from 2nd spot to 1st or win trophies.

    Xhaka selling is not going to fetch good money we might as well exhaust his contract.

    We need to spend money esp Striker as we need goals from no 9.

  24. Ramsdale
    White. Saliba. Gabby
    Caicedo. Partey
    Saka ode. Esr. Martinell
    New tall striker

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