Another Champions League outing and another reality check for Arsenal as they lost out to Barcelona in the first leg of the tie. It will take a miracle for the Gunners to get through to the quarterfinal stage of the competition and that would probably count as one of the biggest shocks in this season’s competition.
They however did hold Barcelona off till the 70th minute but that was about it. What Arsenal lacked in ability, they surely did try to overcome through their grit and determination but that was not enough for the job to be complete.
Arsenal though still have a great chance of winning the title and even if they do or they don’t, there are quite a few positions that need to be upgraded. We look at three positions that Arsenal need to revamp at the start of next season.
While Laurent Koscielny has looked incredible for Arsenal in the last two-three years, his defensive partners haven’t looked that good. The Frenchman seems to have to do all the hard work while the likes of Per Mertesacker and Gabriel take time to adjust, well they do make their fair share of mistakes.
Arsenal have needed another stalwart in defence and while they would have to spend a bunch, they have shown that getting the right player is not the hardest thing in the world. They brought in Petr Cech to solve their goalkeeping issues and that has worked out for them really well this season.