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Transfer Season - Squad Size Analysis (Updated!)

This is another annual look at the Arsenal squad and how the squad limits will affect the transfer season. Arsenal can only suit up 25 senior players, so where's the hope in thinking we'll buy 6-7 players unless we have 6-7 slots?

Here goes:

Locks (in my eyes at least)

GK (2)

Szczesny (HG)

Ospina

DF (6)

Mertesacker

Koscielny

Monreal

Gibbs (HG)

Jenkinson (HG)

Debuchy

MF (8)

Rosicky

Arteta

Flamini

Cazorla

Diaby

Özil

Ramsey (HG)

Wilshere (HG)

ST (4)

Giroud

Podolski

Walcott (HG)

Sanchez

Maybe stay, maybe go out on loan

Joel Campbell

Damian Martinez (HG)

Miquel (HG)

Probably Leaving

Vermaelan

Viviano (Returned to Palermo)

Park (released)

Djourou (HG)

Coquelin (HG)

Miyaichi

Daniel Boatang (released)

Samuel Galindo

Gone

Sagna (Man City)

Fabianki (Swansea)

Bendtner (released)

Players we would have to register in 15/16

Oxlade-Chamberlain

Sanogo

Chuks Aneke (released)

Benik Afobe

Eisfeld (Fulham)

Wellington Silva (Loan in Spain)

Conclusion

So I think we have 17 20 locks, 6 of which are HG players. That leaves us 6 3 free players to buy and 2 HG players. I have a feeling that Martinez makes the team as the 3rd GK, so we would still have 7 4 spaces available (6 3 free players). Obviously these numbers could change if people fall out of any of the categories I made above. Looking at those lists, we are very short in regards to the defense and GK.

Happy Transfer Rumoring!

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