As we approach the final game of a turbulent season and start thinking about planning for the next campaign, it’s time to run the measure over our squad to decide who is worth keeping and who should be disposed of.
GK: Leno – Some see some improvements, some see a recurring liability. What is your take?
RB: Bellerin – Some see a Gunner for life, some see a shadow of the promise he once had. What is your take?
RB: Soares – Some see a versatile squad player, some see an expendable player. What is your take?
RB/DM/CM/AM: Maitland-Niles – Some see a versatile squad player, some see an expendable player. What is your take?
CB: Mavropanos – One to bring back as part of our rotation at CB, or one to cash in?
DM/CM: Elneny – A squad player, a starter or just another one that needs to be shipped out?
DM/CM: Guendouzi, Torreira – A glimmer of hope to be back with us; or out forever?
CM/AM: Willock – A home-grown who deserves a chance? Or a player with unfulfilled promise at AFC?
RW/FW: Nelson – Another one for the future that deserves a chance? Or should he develop elsewhere?
LW/FW: Willian – To pay or not to pay for this once reliable EPL performer?
CF/ST: Lacazette – The glue to our game? Or an older CF who needs to find playing time somewhere else?
CF/ST: Nketiah – With Balogun extended, is that the end of the road for him at AFC?
Saliba will not be sold but may be loaned out again…
The following 13 players are staying for sure and one could argue a place for El Neny too:
Chambers, Holding, Mari, Gabriel, Tierney
Saka, Pepe, ESR, Martinelli
So what is your take?