5 Arsenal Players Who Must Step Up Their Games Next Season

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5 Arsenal Players Who Must Step Up Their Games Next Season
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Arsenal has a number of players who need to step up their games next season.

Some of these players, like Thomas Vermaelen, are obvious selections, as they either failed live up to expectations, performed poorly or lost the confidence of the fans or the manager. In some cases they lost the confidence of both.

Players who didn't make this list, like Abou Diaby, spent too much time on the treatment table to be considered. Others, like Francis Coquelin, didn't appear in enough games to fall into this category.

New signings weren't considered either, as it would be harsh to say Santi Cazorla and company needed to step up considering they had respectable, or better, debut seasons.

With the possibility of new signings creating extra competition for a starting spot, Vermaelen and the others on this list will have more than one reason to step up their games.

With or without that motivation though, these five Arsenal players need to step up their games next season.

Unless otherwise stated, all statistics courtesy of ESPN FC and WhoScored.

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