Our Arsenal fans here in the Transfer Tavern are hoping that following the recent links of Danny Welbeck leaving the Emirates, it will kick off a Gunners revolution with other players following suit, as Unai Emery looks to revamp the club in the summer.
The majority of our regulars thought that Ivan Gazidis needed to make a huge call this summer in regards to the Gunners’ future. Indeed, following the news that long-term manager Wenger was to cut short his two-year extension this summer after running Arsenal with an iron fist over the decades, Gazidis made the appointment of serial winner Unai Emery, who is coming off the back of a trophy-laden season in Ligue 1.
Welbeck has not impressed our regulars much during his time in north London, despite his 80 appearances for the Gunners – and Arsenal are set to use him as the starting point for the summer overhaul of the club according to reports in Turkish outlet Fotospor (via talkSPORT).
In this summer’s transfer window, Arsenal should be looking at replacing the possible departures of some quality first team players and offloading the passengers they’ve been carrying for the past few seasons.
The new Gunners boss should take this opportunity to ship out a couple more players, according to our landlord. Now, between him the bar staff on the last nights shift, they’ve agreed on another player that should follow Welbeck out of the door…
OUR VERDICT – David Ospina
Arsenal needs two new ‘keepers, with Petr Cech’s age catching up with him and it’s starting to show, while his back up David Ospina is a few levels short of what the club needs going into the new season.
The Gunners should start to build from the back in the summer, and a revamp of the keeper and backline is in much need of attention.
There are plenty of problems and players in the team that could have made this list that landlord could mention, but the smart money is on building from the back.
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