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Mikel Arteta’s new Arsenal 2022/20223 starting line-up following ‘£70m double transfer swoop’

Mikel Arteta’s new Arsenal 2022/20223 starting line-up following ‘£70m double transfer swoop’

Arsenal are aiming to continue their summer spending spree with two more stunning arrivals this week as Mikel Arteta attempts to improve on his fifth-place finish last season.

Although Arsenal were pipped to a Champions League spot on the penultimate day, it was a much-improved campaign in which they began to return to their best following a disastrous 2020/21 season.

They finished with 69 points, which would have put them in the top four in each of the previous two seasons.

Arteta is hoping to go forward and has already completed two signings: Marquinhos from Sao Paulo and Fabio Vieira from Porto for a sum in the region of £35 million. They are both under the age of 23.

Both are under the age of 23 and fit the player profile that Arteta is searching for.

Arsenal are now prepared to spend roughly £70 million on two new players, with Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus and Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez at the top of their shopping list.

Arsenal have already had a £35 million deal for Jesus rejected, while Martinez is interested in Arteta’s project.

If the Gunners can complete both of those transactions, they will undoubtedly be stronger on paper heading into the upcoming season. So, with that in mind, here’s how Arsenal might line up next season.

Goalkeeper – Ramsdale

Aaron Ramsdale is expected to retain his starting spot in goal for the Gunners after an impressive maiden season in North London. 

Bernd Leno has been linked with a transfer away from the club, while Matt Turner is likely to complete his move from his native America to become Arsenal’s new backup goalkeeper.

Defence – Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tierney

Takehiro Tomiyasu, who thrived at right-back during his debut season at the Emirates Stadium, is anticipated to hold his starting spot, with Cedric as his backup.

Possible new signing Lisandro Martinez will compete with Ben White and Gabriel for the two center-back places, but the Argentine may have to wait his turn.

The same can be said about William Saliba, who will return to Arsenal for pre-season after a successful season at Marseille, when he was crowned Ligue 1 Young Player of the Year.

Kieran Tierney is expected to start as left back, with Nuno Tavares waiting in the wings.

Midfield – Vieira, Partey, Odegaard

Arteta frequently employed a 4-2-3-1 system last season, but with Vieira’s arrival from Porto, he may switch to a more classic 4-3-3 approach. 

The gifted Portuguese international is a box-to-box midfielder who enjoys breaking into the box and scoring goals, which the Gunners needed in 2021/22.

With Thomas Partey likely to be the deepest of the three in midfield, Viera and Martin Odegaard would act as two No.8s to support the front men. 

Granit Xhaka and Albert Sambi Lokonga would be left on the bench, but the duo will see plenty of action for Arsenal in Europe this season.

Attack – Saka, Jesus, Martinelli

Bukayo Saka is the first name on Arsenal’s team sheet these days. Last season, the 20-year-old scored 11 goals and had seven assists and can play on either the left or right side of a front three.

Eddie Nketiah, despite signing a new five-year contract on Saturday, would be left out of Arsenal’s first-team squad if Jesus departs City after helping Pep Guardiola’s side to their fourth Premier League title in five seasons. 

Emile Smith Rowe will compete with Gabriel Martinelli for the left-wing spot, albeit the latter impressed the most towards the end of the season.


Mikel Arteta’s new Arsenal 2022/20223 starting line-up following ‘£70m double transfer swoop’

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