Arsenal should be the most ruthless team in Europe this summer

Without European football we have to really trim the squad, sell all players that aren’t needed mid/long term, bring in quality instead. Build around the likes of Saka, Martinelli, Smith Rowe, Tierney, Gabriel, Saliba. Combine experience with hunger and will to succeed.

If the rebuild was up to me the rebuild should start with something like this. It’s time to be ruthless if we want to compete soon.

I explain some of my picks

Lucas Torreira

I wouldn’t mind having him with us, but he wants to go back to South America, and I respect that will, hence why I listed him.

Pierre Emerick Aubameyang

Age and wages mainly, his performances in the last season haven’t met the expectations either, better to sell and rebuild than have another Özil problem at the club.

Pablo Mari and Rob Holding

These were the two of the most difficult decisions I made, probably unfair, but I have no doubts Saliba is an improvement on Holding. And Pablo Mari isn’t really the future so hence the decision.

The above would be the perfect scenario for me, but life ain’t perfect, I don’t think half of what I listed is happening in real life.

That said Arsenal need to be ruthless.