Arsenal’s 2014/15 campaign comes to an end on Saturday, as they look to retain their FA Cup trophy against Tim Sherwood’s Aston Villa at Wembley.
Regardless of the ensuing outcome, the Gunners have made progress this season and their form throughout 2015 has been as good as any other top-flight outfit.
However, there are still tweaks to be made this summer in order for Arsene Wenger’s men to challenge Premier League champions Chelsea for the title next season, and that includes player departures.
For the North Londoners to add more bodies this summer, the likelihood is some will have to make way. We now list four players who could end up playing their final game for the club this weekend.
Mathieu Flamini joined the club for a second spell in 2013 and featured on a number of occasions last season as the Gunners struggled to find the right balance in midfield.
However, the French international has not played since February and Francis Coquelin’s rise to prominence has seen him pushed down the pecking order at the Emirates Stadium.
Flamini has one year left on his contract, but with such heavy competition he admitted to Sky Sports ahead of the FA Cup final that there is very little he can do about his current situation.
The Polish international goalkeeper has endured a tough campaign, losing the number one spot to David Ospina following a number of high-profile blunders.
The Gunners have been tipped to sign a new shot-stopper with former player Ray Parlour previously telling talkSport that he expects Szczesny to leave amid reports of interest in Iker Casillas.
While the Real Madrid goalkeeper might be a little unrealistic given his ties in the Spanish capital, Chelsea’s Petr Cech has also been mentioned and would undoubtedly be an improvement.
Theo Walcott is entering the last year of his current contract, although a new deal still seems far off owing to confusion and doubt over the forward’s role at the club.
As per The Mirror, reports claim Liverpool are tracking the England international whereas the Gunners are monitoring the situation regarding Raheem Sterling – prompting talk of a possible swap deal.
Walcott has incredible talent, as shown by his first-half hat-trick against West Bromwich Albion last weekend, but Frenchman Olivier Giroud is ideal for the team’s style of play and is rightfully the main striker.
The former Southampton ace is too good to be playing a bit-part role, but it’s difficult to see him starting regularly down the middle and his financial earnings likely fall in-line with the club’s top earners.
Arguably one name Arsenal fans will not want to see on the list, but owing to the situation and competition for places it’s not entirely unreasonable.
The England midfielder is a Gunners academy product and naturally wants to stay at the club, but when assessing his chances of regular first-team football it’s not particularly promising.
Coquelin is now an important first-teamer, Santi Cazorla is playing his best ever football alongside the Frenchman and Aaron Ramsey wants to play in the middle – where does that leave Wilshere?
According to the Daily Star on Friday, the 23-year-old reaffirmed his desire to remain in North London, but Manchester City and Liverpool are both interested in signing him.