Unai Emery looks to have already completed one of the biggest jobs he had on his to-do list as Arsenal boss - assemble a midfield with the right blend of power and panache.

Recent weeks have been a whirlwind of activity surrounding The Emirates, but is was our weak underbelly in the centre of the park that Emery has sought to rectify first and foremost.

The Spaniard is known for his pressing tactics and relying on extreme levels of fitness from his men so they can transition defence to attack swiftly. A subtle mixture of defensive nous, tactical positioning and technical ability to spring traps all over the pitch.

Emery has acted quickly - which is refreshing - by tying up one of our most promising talents - Ainsley Maitland-Niles, who showed last season his stamina and tenacity will leave us well stocked.

Then followed another extension for one of our midfielders, Granit Xhaka. The Swiss star has his critics, but his energy levels and the right tutelage means that Xhaka could be extremely useful.

Aaron Ramsey is still not wrapped up, and could start talking to other clubs at the years end, and the Welshman is crucial to future plans. However, we are still making waves in the transfer market, and the potential signing of Lucas Torreira is potentially the puzzle piece we have been seeking for quite some time.

The Uruguay international is on World Cup duty and has what it takes to mix it in the frenetic Premier League, but that leaves one of our men very much on the sidelines - and nearer the exit door.

Jack Wilshere is rumoured to be leaving the club this summer as the guarantees he is seeking regarding playing time cannot be offered by Emery. With his sub-par showings at times last season, and his injury woes well documented, it could be argued that Wilshere is bottom of the pile in regards to our midfielders.

This means we will have Ramsey, Xhaka, Maitland-Niles, Torreira and not forgetting Mohamed Elneny, who did a great job whenever called upon, and with the utmost levels of professionalism.
It leaves Emery with a few selection headaches, but the bottom line is that we are well covered for a gruelling season.

With or without Jack, sadly.

Emery has completed his midfield spring cleaning.