We haven’t enough players to fight for a regular place into the XI. The recent games vs Cologne and Doncaster have confirmed that. The level of quality between the starters and the reserves (apart on attack) is totally unbalanced. I’m really worried about that.
Koscielny, Mustafi, Monreal Chambers, Mertesacker, Holding. The first is injured again, the second will retire at the end of the season and the third is really in trouble, not the same player which we have seen last season.
Bellerìn and Kolasinac we haven’t proper backups. Maitland-Niles looks good for a low level and played only on the left, Nelson not good on the right for competitive games, Chambers can’t play as wing back, Debuchy not involved.
Ramsey and Xhaka Elneny and Coquelin can’t be regular starters and neither in contention for a place into the XI. They are good players to bring in in the last minutes of the game to defend the result and close the spaces. Wilshere has all the qualities to become a key player but unfortunately is an injury prone. Cazorla is still out.
Ozil and Sànchez we’re ok because Wilshere, Ramsey, Iwobi, Welbeck and Walcott can cover their positions. I accept to not pretend to have WC players on the bench watching the others on the pitch. We aren’t Manchester City.
Lacazette Giroud and Welbeck are luxury players to keep on the bench.
I really don’t know how Arsène will manage to play all the competitions with a group of players with many defections and roles not enough covered.
In my opinion we need a CB capable to fight for a place with the current back three, another midfielder and the backups for the wingbacks.