GUARDIAN – Premier League: where the clubs need to strengthen for next season | Guardian writers

As the domestic season draws to a close and with one month to go until the transfer window opens, here is our team-by-team assessmentThe three most obvious positions where Arsenal require an upgrade are goalkeeper, centre-forward and defensive midfielder. In goal Wojciech Szczesny and David Ospina have had too many jittery and unreliable moments. Up top, on days when Olivier Giroud has strained to make an impression, the need for an alternative who can help him or be a more predatory option looks obvious. In the midfield heartland Wenger’s admiration for Morgan Schneiderlin, who can do the work of a Francis Coquelin and more, is well known. Amy Lawrence Continue reading…