The performances of Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are certainly a cause for concern this season and they both do not seem to have the consistency required to play at the highest level for the Arsenal.
Both players have been guilty of not doing enough of their defensive work and have been implicated in many errors that led to goals conceded.
It is really worrisome to think that having your forwards on the ball can lead to goals conceded as well as their lack of work to help the full-back, which will also end up with chances created by the opposition on regular basis.
Not defending was an option for the wingers back in the 20th century but football has changed and this is no longer possible those days.
Theo Walcott has been playing for the last 10 seasons for the club and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for the last five. It might be the right time to part ways with both of them and sign a player like Antoine Griezmann to replace them.
The Frenchman has been improving rapidly over the last couple of seasons and has been on Arsenal’s watchlist for a few years now. A transfer fee of around £50m is regularly quoted in the papers and I believe that kind of money could be easily recouped by selling our two wingers.
He has recently signed a new contract reputed to be around £80,000 a week, so offering him a better deal would not be a problem for the club especially as the wages from both wingers added together would largely cover that amount and leave Arsenal with spare change.
The fact that the club would still have Alexis Sanchez, Joel Campbell, Alex Iwobi and a player with high potential like Jeff Reine-Adelaide available to play on the wing with Griezmann would make it five players fighting for two places on the wing while Giroud, Welbeck and potentially Sanogo would compete for the lone striker place.
We know that Arsene Wenger is extremely loyal to his players so selling them would come as a surprise but improvement will really be needed in that department during the summer transfer window.