Posted on Friday, 3rd August 2012 by Iain Culverhouse
However, many fans still want to know what the future of Robin van Persie is going to be.
Arsenal have already brought in Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud, so our attacking options, assuming we keep Theo Walcott, would be alright especially if Gervinho carries his pre-season form into the upcoming campaign.
With the imminent arrival of Cazorla coming in, this is definitely a positive rather than the opposite. However, with Tomas Rosicky missing the start of the season and Jack Wilshere not expected to be back until October at the earliest, it is certainly a possibility that Arsene Wenger will need to sign another midfielder.
But I think most people will agree that we still need to resolve our defence, although we haven’t played our full back four during our pre-season, it has still come under large criticism from the media and from some of our fans. It is these people who really need to realise that during our six games we didn’t once play a full strength squad. The majority of the team wasn’t even on the tour, yet we had players who stood out.
In my opinion, Arsenal really need an experienced right-back to come in otherwise we’ll end up taking our best centre-back Laurent Koscielny out of position which will not be a smart move.
Bacary Sagna is due to miss the start of the season but is expected to come back by the end of August. However, I still feel it is a position we need cover in as currently Carl Jenkinson and Francis Coquelin are both fighting for the spot, but neither have been solid when covering for injuries.
It is defensive cover we need. Now there are opinions divided on what we need to sign, either as mentioned a right back or a defensive midfielder like Yann M’Vila (although at this stage I cannot see that deal ever coming to light).
So what do you guys reckon?
If RVP is sold for £20 million, in what position should Wenger reinvest the cash in?
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Tags: Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, Bacary Sagna, Carl Jenkinson, Francis Coquelin, Gervinho, Jack Wilshere, Laurent Koscielny, Robin Van Persie, Santi Cazorla, Theo Walcott, Tomas Rosicky, Yann M'Vila
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