A whole host of Arsenal players are being linked with a move away from the club this summer, but which of those do we need to keep?
Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil are of course the most heavily linked with a switch, with the pair entering the final 12 months of their contracts. I’m pretty sure that Ozil will be staying put, and his new contract will hopefully persuade Alexis to extend his stay also.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is also entering the final year of his deal at present, and is supposedly on Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool wishlist. The former Southampton youngster has been thoroughly impressive this season in a whole host of positions, and is definitely one of the players that has to stay into next season in my opinion.
Francis Coquelin is today being linked with a move to Valencia, and he has played a limited role this term. The Frenchman has fallen down the pecking order this term, and I think you will struggle to find and Arsenal fan who would be disappointed with his exit. He can go…
Another Frenchman in Olivier Giroud is claimed to be wanted too, with Marseille claimed to be keen. The striker has enjoyed a very good season, albeit in a limited role, and many of his goals have come at crucial points in matches. I think we should keep him, but that doesn’t mean I don’t want a top striker brought in to first team.
Laurent Koscielny is also linked with a switch to Marseille, but he is an integral part of our defence, and I can’t see how we can progress without him. He has been our stand-in skipper for much of the campaign, and leads by example on the pitch. He is indispensable…
Jack Wilshere is another with his future up in the air, and would most likely have come back to play in the first-team next term had he not fallen foul of injury (again). As much as Jack is very much Arsenal through and through, his constant injury problems are more hassle than they are worth, and I would let him go if he wants to.
Do you agree with my choices? Does Jack want to stay?