Former Premier League manager Neil Warnock told talkSPORT that he feels two players will be vital for Arsenal this season.
Warnock named attacking stars Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott as the men who could weigh in and make a real difference for the Gunners over the coming season, as the club look to put some real pressure on Chelsea in the title race.
Warnock also suggested that the presence of Petr Cech in goal for the Gunners also makes them a stronger unit.
“I think what you can take out of it is that Arsenal are going to be a far better side with him in goal. I think they've always been improving - I think Oxlade-Chamberlain and Walcott are always going to be a real threat for them,” he told talkSPORT.
Will Wenger play the Ox and Walcott together?
If utilised as wide players, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Walcott play in the same position, which makes it difficult to see how they could both play in the same team.
However, with no new striker on the horizon, it could be the case that manager Arsene Wenger chooses to leave Walcott in a position at the top of the team’s attack.
That would allow him to play the Ox on the right hand side, meaning they can feature in the same side together in the Premier League, the Champions League or a domestic cup game.
The pace they both possess makes them a potentially lethal partnership, with the Ox also capable of drifting into central areas where he can have an impact during big games.
If they can each find a role in the team and be consistent then there’s no reason why they can’t play together.