More goals, a centre-back and a striker – Arsenal fans’ verdict on what is needed

first_img 4. ‘Keep Walcott healthy’ – click the arrow above, right, to see what else Arsenal must do this season, according to the fans – It’s surprising that someone with the finishing prowess Walcott possesses has only surpassed 10 goals once in his career. As he showed against West Brom, when Walcott is fully fit he can be deadly. Arsenal need to find a way of keeping him healthy. Back-to-back FA Cup wins have given Arsenal fans some long overdue success to cheer about, but if the Gunners are to win a first Premier League title since the ‘Invincibles’, they will have to make a few more tweaks to their squad.Signing Petr Cech from Chelsea has almost certainly ended their search for a top class goalkeeper but the work isn’t over for manager Arsene Wenger if he is to bring the title to the Emirates.Click the arrow above, right, to see seven things Arsenal fans want to see this season. 8 7. ‘Ozil to step up’ – click the arrow above, right, to see what else Arsenal must do this season, according to the fans – The World Cup winner’s talent is undeniable, but Ozil is yet to light up the Emirates in his first two seasons. However, this will be the first time the Germany international has had a full pre-season with the Gunners and at full fitness he’ll be raring to go. 2. ‘Get back up for Coquelin’ – click the arrow above, right, to see what else Arsenal must do this season, according to the fans – The dynamic Frenchman’s emergence was one of the biggest successes for the Gunners last season. Matheiu Flamini has failed to make the same impression in his second spell at the club and fans are concerned about the effect a potential Coquelin injury would have on the team given Jack Wilshere’s absence. 8 3. ‘Sign a new striker’ – click the arrow above, right, to see what else Arsenal must do this season, according to the fans – Alexis Sanchez couldn’t have done much more in his maiden season at Arsenal, but the team could do with a pure goal scorer to lead the line. Olivier Giroud scores goals but is patchy in the biggest games, Welbeck has been used out wide and Theo Walcott’s fitness is an issue. Fans are clamouring for either Karim Benzema or Alexandre Lacazette to solve the team’s profligacy. 8 1. ‘Bring in a new centre-back’ – click the arrow above, right, to see seven other things Arsenal fans are saying – With the new Premier League season almost upon us, talkSPORT looks at what Arsenal fans want to see from their team, starting with new defensive depth. Laurent Koscielny has improved immeasurably over the last couple of seasons but Per Mertesacker is still prone to the occasional lapse in concentration and Gabriel is still adapting to the league. More depth is needed to ward off any potential defensive crisis. 8. ‘Score more goals’ – click the arrow above, right, to see what else Arsenal must do this season, according to the fans – It seems odd to say the division’s second highest scorers need to score more, but a cursory glance at the team’s squad shows a number of players didn’t score as many as they perhaps should have. The likes of Mesut Ozil, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Danny Welbeck all scored less that five Premier League goals whilst injury victims Jack Wilshere and Theo Walcott would both expect to score more, too. 5. ‘Turn up against big teams’ – click the arrow above, right, to see what else Arsenal must do this season, according to the fans – Last season Arsenal only managed one win – a 2-0 victory at Man City – in their games against other inhabitants of the top four. If the Gunners are going to overhaul Chelsea at the top of the league, they’d do well to take more points off their rivals. 8 6. ‘Aaron Ramsey needs to find consistency’ – click the arrow above, right, to see what else Arsenal must do this season, according to the fans – Two seasons ago, Ramsey was Arsenal’s key man, scoring 16 goals in all competitions, whereas last campaign the Welshman plundered just one goal between August and March. On his day Ramsey can be a key weapon for Arsenal and it would massively help their cause if he could find more consistency. 8 8 8 8last_img

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