Five Arsenal players who could surprise us next season

Which players at The Emirates could exceed expectations next season?

Every season there is a select group of players who just surprise you for all the right and wrong reasons.

Arsenal fans are hopefuly that they continue their good momentum from the end of 2012-13 and captialise on the managerial changes at those around them.  But can these five players go above and beyond their expectations this summer?

Aaron Ramsey

So far in pre-season the Welshman has been impressive and over the years has possibly received an unfair level of criticism.

Arsenal have been linked with plenty of central midfielders this summer but so far all the targets named have either gone elsewhere or committed themselves to their current outfits.

With Abou Diaby out till December and still a level of concern over the fitness of Jack Wilshere this season might be the perfect opportunity to give Ramsey the responsibility and see if he thrives.

Olivier Giroud

I think the surprise here might just be how many goals the Frenchman scores. History shows he usually performs better in his second season and with an excellent pre-season so far he might come into the campaign in form.

Who is to say he can’t find 30 goals in 2013-14?

Thomas Vermaelen

The Belgian had a rough time of it last season; losing his place in the first-team to Laurent Koscielny.

This summer has also not been great for the club captain; suffering a recurrence of a chronic back problem which is requiring specific treatment back home at London Colney.

But he is still an extremely talented footballer and must be respected; so who is to say he can’t take back his place in the team.

Wojciech Szczesny

The Gunners are said to want a new keeper after growing concerned with the level of the Polish stoppers consistency and his compatriot back-ups injury record.

But whilst writing articles on potential new keepers at The Emirates many a fan has commented to say they do not need a new stopper; but should instead keep faith with the popular Pole.

And if he finds his form and reels in that ego he could be back to his best.

Yaya Sanogo

Generally it is believed that the French under-20 international is being brought in with a view to the future; which is the case.

However do not be surprised to also see him given plenty of opportunities in the first-team fold; and talking them with both hands.

Which of these players will have the biggest impact next season?

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