With Alexander Lacazette about to join Arsenal for a record £45m with the potential to rise to £52m, Arsenal fans will at least be happy that Wenger has spent some money early in the transfer window. But the bigger worry for everyone at Arsenal is the future of Alexis Sanchez. Although even Mesut Ozil has only one year left on his contract, the lack of interest in his services from any other club means that he most likely will be signing a new contract very soon.
Arsenal’s first signing Sead Kolasinac can play as a center back, a left back or even as a left wing back. It indicates that Wenger plans to continue with the back three formation after Arsenal found success with it late in the season.
Arsenal’s back three formation provided them with much needed defensive solidity which Arsenal were missing. Per Mertesacker made an astonishing comeback against Man City in the FA Cup final, he had only played 37 minutes of competitive football last season.