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Team next season
Posted by: djarse
Date: 17/03/2019 16:04
So, it's obviously hard to predict - depends on whether we qualify for the Champions League and therefore have more money to spend and more attraction to players we seek; depends on injuries & how some young players develop; depends on who we get as Technical Director - Overmars or someone else etc......

But my assumptions on who will leave are;

* Cech, Ramsey, Wellbeck, Ospina, Macey, Bramall, Pleguezuelo - DEFINITELY
* Monreal, Lichsteiner, Jenkinson, Elneny, Bielik, Asano, Nwakali, Mustafi - PROBABLY
* Ozil, Suarez - POSSIBLY

My assumptions on new players are:

* A new goalkeeper either as 2nd or 3rd choice alongside Leno (1st) & Martinez - Heaton ?
* A new left back - Tagliafico?
* A new central defender - de Ligt ?
* A new winger - Sarr ?

My assumptions on the squad:

* We bring back from loan: Chambers, Smith-Rowe & maybe Nelson
* We promote to the first team squad: Saka, Smith-Rowe, Nketiah, Ballard or Medley

The squad then looks something like this (Ozil left out):

Goalkeepers; Leno & Martinez or ANO/Heaton
Defenders: Bellerin/Jenkinson; Holding/Koscielny/Ballard, New CB/Sokratis/Mavraponos; New LB/Kolasinac/Medley
Midfield: Torreira/Chambers, Guendouzi/Maitland-Niles/Willock; Xhaka/Suarez, Mkhitaryan/Smith-Rowe
Attack: Lacazette/ Nketiah, Aubameyang/Nelson, Iwobi/New winger/Saka

What do you think ?

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