Arsenal are getting ready for life without Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and Jack Wilshere as all three players look to be letting their current deal run out and the club seem to be showing no signs of trying to keep the players with new deals so far.
Bids for Ozil look likely to come in from the likes of Manchester City, Manchester United, Bayern Munich and PSG and it looks like if the price is right, Arsenal are willing to sell and it looks like we could already be on the hunt for his replacement in the guise of Thomas Lemar of Monaco. The 21-year-old French man is a gifted left footed winger and will fit in into Arsenal’s style of play, though probably more of a straight swap for Sanchez, the two almost leaving their clubs in January, Sanchez almost joining Man City and Lemar almost leaving PSG to join us.
The current Arsenal formation plays 3 defenders and five midfielders which would suit Lemar and several French speaking members of the current squad would be sure to make him feel at home.
The Arsenal line up is likely to look like this with Lemar replacing Ozil in the current squad: Cech, Bellerin, Kolasinac, Mustafi, Monreal, Koscielny, Xhaka, Ramsey, Lemar, Sanchez and Lacazette.
There is still over a month before the transfer window opens and lot could happen but if we did manage to sign Lemar ahead of Barcelona, then this would go some way to making up for losing our once-talismanic, German assist king.