This summer will see more than a few changes.

There may be even more than we can imagine, and much will hinge on our finishing position and if we succeed in the Europa League. Should we fail in the Premier League and in Europe, Unai Emery could be moved to ship more out of the squad than currently foreseen, as well as being forced to make more additions.

At this current moment, Denis Suarez, Stephane Lichtsteiner, Carl Jenkinson, Nacho Monreal and Danny Welbeck are all out of contract in the summer, and the writing is on the wall for some of them already.

Lichtsteiner has not impressed this season and his age does not lend itself to an extension.

Carl Jenkinson, despite him playing himself into contention from being out in the cold, is another who could find himself at another club.

That leaves Monreal, Suarez and Welbeck who have the rest of the season to earn another contract. Monreal, a great club servant in his six years at Arsenal, may well have earned the affection of La Liga giant Barcelona as cover for Jordi Alba, so a longer stay at Arsenal may not be on the cards.

Then there is Denis Suarez, who has hardly had a sniff at the club since joining in January. His age is on his side, but with the season approaching an end, has the Spaniard missed the boat as a Gunner?

The one player from the group who perhaps is most likely to earn a new deal is Danny Welbeck.

Yep, even though the England striker has missed the majority of the season, the forward is versatile and can fit into any tactical forward approach, which will put him in favour with Emery who enjoys a switch according to his opponent.

Welbeck impressed during the short time he was in the side, before succumbing to injury. He can offer width and his work rate fits right in with what Emery is trying to instil.

Is he injury prone? You bet. Could we get another striker who is more clinical? Most definitely, but will that prospective new man offer a tireless performance every game, with a decent pass and a capability in a technical build-up? More than likely, no.

Plus, Welbeck seems content with a back-up role, supporting the main striker and getting 25-30 starts in the season.

All this adds up to an extension, and Welbeck has never given less than his all, so deserves it should it happen.

We should hope that it does.