How Arsenal could line up for 2016/17 season, with four new signings

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

Will Arsenal line up like this at the beginning of next season?

Arsenal manager Arsene WengerArsenal manager Arsene Wenger

It appears as if Arsenal could be busy in this summer transfer window after a disappointing season for them.

Despite finishing second in the table, many believe that they should have been title challengers as their rivals struggled.

An overhaul of the squad has been anticipated, with it being suggested that Arsene Wenger could spend big in what may be his final season at the club.

Switzerland's Granit Xhaka after the matchSwitzerland's Granit Xhaka after the match

He has already secured midfielder Granit Xhaka, in a deal that has been reported to cost as much as £35million, with more signings anticipated for them.

They have also been linked to several players across Europe, so how could their starting XI look next season? We decided to take a look.

Petr Cech

Hector Bellerin          Kalidou Koulibaly           Gabriel Paulista           Ben Chilwell

Granit Xhaka             Santi Cazorla

Aaron Ramsey               Mesut Ozil              Alexis Sanchez

Alvaro Morata

Arsenal's Per Mertesacker comes off injuredArsenal's Per Mertesacker comes off injured

Who misses out?

Per Mertesacker - The German World Cup winner has largely impressed in his time at the Gunners, but his lack of pace has often been exposed at the highest level and at his age, now is the time for him to drop out. 

Nacho Monreal – The left back has established himself as first choice in his position at the Emirates, but is not getting younger and could be replaced by highly rated Chilwell.

Francis Coquelin – The Frenchman has been a huge hit since breaking into the first team, but there are still questions over whether he is he defensive midfielder the side needs. He could lose his place to new man Xhaka.

Olivier Giroud – Giroud impressed in the first half of this past season, but struggled in 2016. Questions still remain over whether he is world-class, and Morata would likely replace him should he arrive.

Arsenal's Olivier GiroudArsenal's Olivier Giroud

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