I thought this Summer would be slightly different to years gone by, but it seems our chances of getting a few star players are dwindling. But I remain optimistic and hope Le Professeur makes a couple of good signings. In the scenario that nobody is bought and nobody important is sold I would like to propose an Arsenal squad when everybody is fit and healthy (although this is a fantasy world I won't include Diaby as he isn't fit in Fantasy World either).
A relatively easy decision for me. I personally believe that the goalkeepers we have been linked with are not better than him and think he will continue to improve.
Wenger's first choice back four from last season. If Vermaelen improves I would expect him to replace Mertesacker and Jenkinson will be pushing Sagna throughout the season.
I would play Arteta and Ramsey as the two defensive midfielders and Cazorla, Wilshere and Walcott as the three attacking midfielders. Podolski could play in one of the three attacking midfielders, but the ability to age ratio pushed Wilshere into the team.
A decision that was more difficult to make a week ago before he scored 5 goals in two matches .I was struggling to decide whether Podolski or Giroud should lead the team, but Giroud's recent performances tipped the balances in his favour. I know the matches were just pre-season friendlies against weak defending but Giroud is playing with confidence.
I actually struggled more when choosing the bench than the starting 11. I think the bench should be predominantly used for future starting players rather than ex-starting players. Although they are good players; Rosicky, Fabianski and Monreal just didn't make the cut. There are also a bunch of youngsters who I thought of choosing as well.
Think my team is totally wrong? Leave a comment with who you think should be in the Arsenal squad.