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PremierLeague-News.Com - Mikel Arteta is starting to find the players he can build his Gunners squad around going into next season

Premier league news Arsenal's core of seven players can take club forward next season Last spor news

PremierLeague-News.Com - Mikel Arteta is starting to find the players he can build his Gunners squad around going into next season

Premier league news  Arsenal's core of seven players can take club forward next season Last spor news
07 April 2021 - 05:15

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Mikel Arteta will have learnt a lot of lessons from Arsenal's 3-0 defeat to Liverpool. Despite admitting after the game that he was "shocked" by the performance the Gunners boss will be more aware now of the players he can begin to rely on going forward. In many ways the Spaniard has already evolved his squad from the relatively experienced XI who started the FA Cup final victory against Chelsea in August last year, to the more youthful set up we've seen since Christmas. Speaking earlier this year Arteta revealed his side are still "very, very far" from what he hopes they will become by the time his project is over at the Emirates. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now But with plans already being made with regards to summer recruitment he will be glad to have been shown those who he can build the squad around next season. Here football.london takes a look at seven of them. It should be noted that Martin Odegaard hasn't been included as it is unclear whether his loan move from Real Madrid will be made permanent in the summer. He would have made the list otherwise. Gabriel The Brazilian may not have had the best of games against Liverpool, but there can be no doubting that he is going to be a crucial part of Mikel Arteta's plans next season. For those are overly concerned about how successful Mo Salah was against him on Saturday, it's worth remembering that Gabriel won three consecutive player of the month awards after signing from Lille in the summer and has impressed for the most part. Only Granit Xhaka and Rob Holding have completed more passes than the 23-year-old who has shown himself to be strong in the tackle and capable in the air as well as good on the ball. There was a dip in form around Christmas time due to a combination of COVID and a red card but with a crucial goal against Olympiacos and a vital goal line clearance in the North London Derby he reminded Arsenal fans just what he can offer to the team at both ends. Gabriel Magalhaes struggled in Arsenal's 3-0 loss against Liverpool. (Image: David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images) William Saliba With David Luiz set to leave Arsenal at the end of the season there is a real chance that William Saliba could use the next campaign to break into the first team at the Emirates. While Pablo Mari and Gabriel have the left sided centre back spots occupied between them, there is a possibility that the Frenchman could be competing with Rob Holding for the right hand starting birth for the whole of the next campaign. Mikel Arteta deemed that the 20-year-old wasn't match fit enough after missing nearly nine months of football due to a combination of injury and the Ligue 1 season being abandoned due to coronavirus during his loan spell back at St. Etienne. After a series of impressive displays during his time at Nice though, surely next season will be the time when Saliba can finally show why the Gunners paid such a hefty price tag for him two summers ago. Kieran Tierney It almost goes without saying, but Kieran Tierney will of course be crucial to everything Arsenal do next season. Despite being a left back the Scot has created more chances from open play this campaign than any of his teammates and is integral to the Gunners' attack. Defensively he has been solid too making 1.16 tackles and 1.88 blocks per 90 in 2020/21. The only thing that can seemingly stop him is his injury problems with the 23-year-old set to face a another spell on the side lines with a knee injury. Signing an orthodox back up for him will be vital, but when he's fit there can be no doubting that Tierney will be first choice. Thomas Partey The only disappointing thing about Thomas Partey since his deadline day arrival from Atletico Madrid is that we haven't seen more of him yet. Injuries have blighted the Ghanaian's time in North London, but with a run of games after making his latest come back against Burnley last month it looks like he is finally getting closer to full fitness.

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. The 28-year-old is probably the only midfielder in Arsenal squad for whom there can be no question marks over his quality and reliability. Emile Smith Rowe It's easy to forget how bad things were before Emile Smith Rowe came into the Arsenal side. The Gunners had gone two months without a Premier League win and were generally considering the prospect of a relegation battle. However, since he has come in things have taken a dramatic turn for the better and if the league had started at Christmas Mikel Arteta's side would likely be challenging for the top four. That is no coincidence. The Croydon De Bruyne 's incredible ability to interplay with more or less any player on the pitch has been remarkable, and with the versatility and competence to play anywhere in the three behind the centre forward he will surely be integral to Arsenal's plans next season. Bukayo Saka He might be the youngest, but the most important player on this list is Bukayo Saka. The remarkable consistency he has shown this season despite being just 19-years-of-age has made him an integral part of the future for both club and country. Having started the season well at left wing back and left wing, the England international has simply gone to another level after being switched to the right flank, scoring five goals and assisting five more. He has played more minutes than any outfield player in the Arsenal squad bar Granit Xhaka this season and will undoubtedly be as important next time around. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang It seems strange to say of a player who just eight months ago was scoring the winner in the FA Cup final, but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will probably be the lease popular pick on this list. The Gabon forward has seen his goals per 90 drop from 0.74 in his first two and half seasons at Arsenal to just 0.4 this campaign, which is disappointing considering the contract extension he was given in September. Sign up for football.london's club newsletters In each football.london bulletin, we'll bring you the latest breaking news, transfer features and comment pieces on your favourite club, as well as the key talking points for fans. You won't miss a thing - you'll get all the news you need right to your inbox. We'll also send special newsletters when big stories break or there's a special event happening. You can sign up for Arsenal updates here. You can sign up for Chelsea updates here. You can sign up for Tottenham updates here. You can sign up for West Ham updates here. It is that very extension that means he will be an integral part of Mikel Arteta's plans though, as selling a 31-year-old on his wages will be next to impossible. Having said that, it is not as if Aubameyang has become a bad player overnight. He is actually outperforming his xG this season and definitely has plenty to offer the Gunners going into the next.

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