4-1-2-3: Xhaka dropped, how Arsenal could line up next season under Unai Emery

The FIFA World Cup in Russia is gradually coming to a close and pretty soon all deals over the summer window will be closed.

The new campaign is about to get ramped up, but how fair will Unai Emery’s side hold against the Premier League’s other big fives.

Emery joined the Gunners following Wenger’s resignation and so far has succeeded in revamping a dull squad.

The likes of Stephan Lichtsteiner from Juventus joined the outfit on a free this summer, including Dortmund’s Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Bernd Leno.

Uruguayan youngster Lucas Torreira has also been brought in, but the big question on everybody’s mind is, “how will the former Sevilla boss fit this players perfectly, ahead of the new campaign?”

Aaron Ramsey is yet to put pen to paper, but the arrival of Torreira from Sampdoria after an incredible short stint at the Italian outfit will cause no worries for Arsenal.

Lichtsteiner with a deeper well of experience at the heart of defence, he could be pitched alongside Bellerin, a move that would definitely up his play.


The Gunners still have to worry about finding a formidable candidate for the centre-back and left-back roles.

Nacho Monreal and Kolasinac are considered good options for the left-back role, but with Monreal ageing fast, leaving Ashley Maitland-Niles to handle that department will jeopardise their chances of building a good wall and reduce their chances of attacking from the backline.

And perhaps, we will get to see a role change for Xhaka this new campaign.