Sign a replacement for Arteta
He’s been a vital cog in the Arsenal side for the past three seasons, but there were more than one or two signs last season that Mikel Arteta’s time at Arsenal was coming to an end. He’s the wrong side of 30, and doesn’t possess the type of physicality in the centre that can Arsenal fans have longed for since the departure of Patrick Vieira nine years ago.
Arsene Wenger has been heavily linked with an interest in Morgan Schneiderlin, Lars Bender, and Sami Khedira since the end of the season, all of whom may be considered an upgrade on the Spaniard. Each of the three have age on their side, as well as technical qualities which could fit into the Arsenal way of playing. Arteta still has much to give, but Arsenal need to start looking beyond him now.