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Lana Sargsian

13-09-2023 | 20:03 Football
Xhaka out, Rice in: How Arsenal could line up in 2023/24
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Xhaka out, Havertz in: How Arsenal could line up in 2023/24

Who is Arsenal captain for 2023/24 season?

Arsenal have experienced one of the strongest Premier League seasons in the club's 135-year history.

The Gunners achieved an impressive second-place finish, securing Champions League qualification for the first time in seven years.

The team capped off their remarkable campaign with a resounding victory over Wolves on the final matchday, notching their 26th win of the season. This victory matched their highest-ever win tally in the domestic league, a record previously set in the 2001/02 and 2003/04 seasons.

As well as, the North Londoners collected a total of 84 points throughout the season, marking the third-highest points total in the club's history.

Moreover, this successful season has undoubtedly rejuvenated the club and brought a sense of achievement and optimism to Mikel Arteta and his squad.

Arsenal are rumored to be ready to show their unconditional trust in the Spanish boss by giving him permission to engage in an extensive splurge during the upcoming summer transfer window.

Therefore, let's have a look at how Arsenal could line up for the 2023-24 Premier League season based on the recent transfer rumors as the club is intended to invest plenty amount of money in work in order to secure new arrivals at the Emirates. 

How Arsenal could line up in 2023/24

Goalkeepers: Aaron Ramsdale, Matt Turner.

Defenders: WIlliam Saliba, Jurrien Timber, Ben White, Gabriel Magalhaes,  Rob Holding, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Joao Cancelo, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Jacub Kiwior.

Midfielders: Thomas Partey, Declan Rice, Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard, Emile Smith Rowe, Fabio Vieira.

Forwards: Gabriel Martinelli, Marquinhos, Gabriel Jesus, Eddie Nketiah, Leandro Trossard, Kai Havertz.

Arsenal new signings 2023/24 

Arsenal secured the transfer of Kai Havertz from Chelsea for a £65m fee. The German international completed his medical over the weekend and will wear the number 29 in the upcoming season.

Furthermore, the Gunners confirmed the signings of Declan Rice, who joins the club from West Ham for a club-record fee of $137M transfer fee, and Jurrien Timber from Ajax.

Arsenal confirmed transfers for 2023/24 

  • Declan Rice (IN)
  • Kai Havertz (IN)
  • Jurrien Timber (IN)
  • Granit Xhaka (OUT)

Arsenal possible transfers and rumors

According to Football Insider, Londoners appear to have secured the lead in the race to sign Southampton's Romeo Lavia. The 19-year-old has reportedly given his verbal agreement to join the club, with his side's relegation from the Premier League further fueling speculation about his departure.

As per rumors, the Gunners are strongly lined with a potential transfer for Moises Caicedo from Brighton. As per reports, the club are currently leading the race for the Ecuadorian international, ahead of city rival Chelsea. 

The 32-year-old is currently in the last year of his contract at Etihad Stadium. However, reports suggest that the Premier League giants are offering him a €9m-a-year contract extension to secure his services for more years but the sides are yet to reach an agreement.

Arsenal have as well entered the race to sign Joao Cancelo from Manchester City in the summer following the Portuguese defender's uncertain future as he has fallen out of favor with manager Pep Guardiola.

Folarin Balogun could not be the manager's long-term plans and part ways with the club if proper offers come. The American international is reportedly seeking a move away from the club this summer in search of more regular playing time. On the other hand, Reiss Nelson has already signed a new long-term deal valid until June 2027.

According to a report from Football Transfers, the 22-year-old's representatives have engaged in discussions with Chelsea, their rivals, regarding a potential transfer.

Granit Xhaka has signed for Bayer Leverkusen after spending seven years at the Emirates.

Meanwhile, Kieran Tierney's future at the club will be decided in the coming days as he is scheduled to hold discussions with manager Mikel Arteta. Newcastle United are one of the top contenders to secure the defender's transfer.

Arsenal confirm 25-man Premier League squad for the first half of the season

25-player squad (* homegrown)

Mohamed Elneny 
Kai Havertz
James Hillson*
Gabriel Jesus
Jakub Kiwior
Gabriel Magalhaes 
Gabriel Martinelli 
Reiss Nelson*
Eddie Nketiah*
Martin Odegaard
Thomas Partey
Aaron Ramsdale*
David Raya*
Declan Rice*
Bukayo Saka*
William Saliba*
Emile Smith Rowe*
Cedric Soares 
Jurrien Timber
Takehiro Tomiyasu
Leandro Trossard
Fabio Vieira 
Ben White*
Oleksandr Zinchenko

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