So where do Arsenal need to strengthen? Probably not up front, where Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are both good players, even if fitting them in together is tricky. Nicolas Pepe has looked good in bursts, while Gabriel Martinelli is an exciting prospect. In attacking central midfield, Arsenal have Mesut Ozil and a number of prospects who should all get a chance to impress, should Arteta keep the 4-2-3-1. Full back is a tricky area, because Kieran Tierney is a good prospect who has had injury issues, while Saed Kolasinac is offensively good but defensively shaky. On the other flank, Hector Bellerin has again barely featured because of injury, while Ashley Maitland-Niles is probably a stop-gap but Arteta’s inverted full-back move on the right could suit him.
We’ve therefore identified defensive central midfield and centre back as the most pressing areas of concern.