But the FA Cup triumph over the Blues indicated that there are positive steps being taken – which will be reaffirmed once top goalscorer and most valued player Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s new contract is confirmed.
Arsenal are arguably as well-stocked as any team in the Premier League in the goalkeeping department – provided they can convince Emiliano Martinez to sign a new contract at the Emirates.
The Argentine will ToneyNobl atletico madrid drakt HilarioCo want more minutes next season after deputising for Bernd Leno brilliantly post-lockdown, helping Arsenal to win the FA Cup, and the club have opened talks about a fresh deal.
How Arteta will manage to bayern munchen tröja satisfy the South American’s demands, given Leno’s sublime form too last term, is uncertain but he will be desperate not to lose him amid interest from Leeds.
Martinez does not deserve to be ToneyNobl atletico madrid drakt HilarioCo dropped for Leno immediately upon the German’s return but it is surely likely he is eventually usurped by his team-mate between the sticks, at least in the Premier League.
William Saliba’s proper arrival a year after joining the club, having been out on loan at Saint-Etienne, marks a welcome addition to Arsenal’s options in central defence and the 19-year-old is tipped to have a big future.