Arsenal’s season may have got off to the worst possible start but the club recruitment team added some talented players to their squad, with including Takehiro Tomiyasu and Albert Sambi Lokonga.
The Gunners splashed out over £150million on sixth players, with Nuno Tavares, who signed as back-up left-back for Kieran Tierney become the club first summer signing.
Albert Sambi Lokonga has followed before high-profile signings such as Ben White, Martin Odegaard and Aaron Ramsdale through the door at Arsenal, who also brought in Takehiro Tomiyasu on deadline day in an attempt to freshen up their squad.
After three successive league defeats, Mikel Arteta & co. will now aiming of bounce back from their worst possible start to the season following the international break.
But what is now the Spaniard’s best starting Lineup. Arteta has had to mix and match at the back due to injuries and illness, whilst Ben White, Sambi Lokonga and Martin Odegaard only been able make one appearances since returning and there has been issues up top, too.
Here at sportarena take a look into what could be the Gunners’ best lineup following the summer transfer window…
Despite Mikel Arteta’s side spent £25million Aaron Ramsdale, Bernd Leno is expected to retain the spot between the sticks for the Gunners this season.
As for the defensive unit, there is no doubt, Ben White and Gabriel Magalheas will be pairing at the hearts of Arsenal defence while Rob Holding, Pablo Mari could be other options for Mikel Arteta.
The £18-rated Takehiro Tomiyasu, 22, would then line-up on the right side of the defence, with Kieran Tierney on the other flank while Nuno Tavares, Cedric Soares, and Calum Chambers could be other options for the right-back and left-back flank position.
Tierney’s presence along the left-wing will allow Tomiyasu, who described as a ‘warrior’ to tuck inside and act as third centre-back whilst the Gunners are on the attack. He’s versatile enough to play both positions and is a considerable upgrade on the likes of Calum Chambers and Cedric Soares.
As for the middle of park, there’s no place for Granit Xhaka, who was sent off against Man City for a silly challenge and that made a mockery of the club’s decision to extend his contract, particularly after his contract was extended despite firm interest from AS Roma throughout the off-season.
Instead, a fully-fit Thomas Partey could partner newly-capped Belgian international Albert Sambi Lokonga, who has been delivered eye-catching performances in Arsenal’s dreary season so far.
Whilst pairing Martin Odegaard in the attack may be Bukayo Saka on the left and Nicolas Pepe on the right, meaning there’s no place for Emile Smith-Rowe. The Gunners’ new no.10 may have to rotate out with the Norweigen throughout the season.
Up top, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang should be preferred to the out-of-contract Alexandre Lacazette, especially as it’s his best position.