Regardless of where Arsenal finish this season, it is clear that the team has some rebuilding to do ahead of next season.
Squad depth is certainly lacking in certain areas, as evidenced last weekend against Manchester United. With Olivier Giroud suspended, Lukas Podolski failed to impress as a central striker—a role he is clearly not suited to playing.
But complete overhaul is not needed. Arsene Wenger will not spend big in any situation, but he will recognize that his team has numerous strengths, and will attempt to tailor his purchases to complement and enhance the pieces that are already in place.
With that in mind, let us anticipate how Arsenal might line up on the opening day of the 2013-14 Premier League season.