Rival fans will naturally claim it is only pre-season but in terms of morale in the camp, Arsenal got their preparations for the 2015/16 season off to a perfect start, claiming the Barclays Asia Trophy with a 3-1 victory over Everton in the final yesterday in Singapore.
Fielding a strong team, Arsene Wenger currently has most players fit right now and Gunners fans know that if he can keep them that way for the majority of the campaign, they’ll stand much more of a chance of lifting the biggest trophy of them all – the Premier League title.
While keeping players fit is key, so too are signings and after the noteworthy arrival of Petr Cech from Chelsea, Arsenal fans are pleading with Arsene Wenger to pull off at least one more marquee swoop for the likes of Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema or Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette.
With Olivier Giroud representing a good striker, it’s a great 30 goals plus striker that Arsenal fans really crave and on the face of it, were they to capture one of the aforementioned pair, it could be the latest jigsaw piece in the puzzle for the Gunners to complete.
We’ve seen Arsenal miss out on the likes of Arturo Vidal, Morgan Schneiderlin and Geoffrey Kondogbia so far this summer but with the Gunners’ midfield arguably the strongest in the Premier League, it’s in the attack where reinforcements are most sought-after.
So while Arsene scours the market, we’ve devised what we believe to be Arsenal’s strongest eleven on paper heading into the new campaign.
Click on the image below to reveal what we believe to be Arsenal’s strongest XI for this season.