In central defense, Arsenal do already have two young center backs in Rob Holding and Calum Chambers. While both are highly regarded at the club, it does not appear likely that Wenger is ready to hand the reins over to either of the two just yet. Atletico’s Jose Gimenez and Dortmund’s Sokratis Papastathopoulos have both recently been linked with a move to the Emirates.
Although either would be a decent addition to the current mix of defenders at Arsenal, the Gunners should consider a physically dominating center back such as Lazio’s Stefan de Vrij or Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly.
Central midfield and the wing positions are also places of some concern when looking at the roster. These two areas are, however, no where near in need of help as the team’s defense.
Arsenal will score goals with these current players. Aubameyang along with Alexandre Lacazette, Mesut Özil, and Henrikh Mkhitaryan provide more than enough firepower going forward. Wenger and the rest of the Arsenal brass did well to replace outgoing Alexis Sanchez, Olivier Giroud, and Theo Walcott this season, and it is now time to do the same with the defense.