Arsenal have recruited wisely this summer, and finally rectified some gaping holes in our first team squad - but what goes in must come out - so who will be given the chop before the season starts?

Stephane Lichtsteiner and Sokratis will bring sage-like experience at some real strength to our backline, and are more than adept at gamesmanship - something our often green defenders are often caught foul of.

With their acquisitions, it not only adds some much-needed depth, but it also will help strengthen our defenders as they will benefit from playing and training alongside players who have seen and done it all.

So our defence looks far stronger than before, but who will go? It would appear that a central defender needs to head to the exit - Koscielny, Mustafi, Chambers and Holding will all be vying for one spot alongside Sokratis - so who could be an ex-Gunner?

We have heard many rumours surrounding Shkodran Mustafi, with Juventus apparently eyeing up the German, and with an error-strewn season just behind him, Mustafi could well be the favourite to go. Rob Holding however, is primely placed to go on loan. The former Bolton man is still young enough that he would benefit from a loan spell, and it would mean Mustafi gets another bite of the cherry.

In midfield, the signings of Torreira and Guendouzi mean that our central midfield cannot rest on their laurels. We have the luxury of Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Mohamed Elneny, Granit Xhaka and Aaron Ramsey to call upon, but that would surely mean one must bite the dust? Unless Emery utilises a 3-man midfield, then it would appear that unless someone is sold, one of these players will reside firmly on the bench.

Then we have the returning loanees. Emery is thought to be a fan of Lucas Perez, and the Spaniard impressed in the brief cameos we saw the season before last. He can definitely add something to our squad, but will he play? Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Mesut Ozil, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alexandre Lacazette seem to have the attacking spots tied down, and deservedly so. It will take a combination of injury and or poor form for a shake up.

Then we have Joel Campbell, who surely cannot go on loan for another season. The Costa Rican has failed to impress himself on our plans, and could bring in some much needed funds after we have spent our budget on signings.

Danny Welbeck too, is another who may not be happy with the limited runouts he could get, and the fan favourite would not be a popular sell amongst fans as we have all witnessed what he brings to the party, but Welbeck may want games - and a move could give him the starting spot he craves.

We now have a squad that has quality in every position and a strong backup should injuries bite. We will sell players, and there are a few on the periphery that could go and therefore lighten a bloated looking squad - and hopefully give some of our youngsters more of a look in - like Eddie Nketiah, Josh DaSilva and Stephy Mavididi.

We have recruited well, now we must trim the fat without losing the flavour.