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By Jamie Wright (

With the curtains down on a slightly disappointing season for the Arsenal, I’m taking a moment to look back at what player, at their peak, I would have chosen to improve fortunes this season.

Thierry Henry

Is Thierry Henry’s pace and skill what was lacking this season? Emmanuel Adebayor disappointed and didn’t reach the form of the previous season. With Henry leading the forward line, his clinical finishing and creativity for others may have opened up a few defences where Arsenal couldn’t early in the season, notably at home to Hull City and Aston Villa.

Patrick Vieira

The French central midfielder was a rock at the heart of the Arsenal midfield. His strength and tenacity may be what Arsenal lacked in the centre of the park this season. His sheer power and pace broke up many opposition attacks and with his ball playing abilities he launched many an Arsenal counter attack. He would also storm into the opposition box from time to time and grab vital goals. Tony Adams

Many Arsenal fans believe the problem this season has been the lack of a leader at the heart of the Arsenal defence. Questions have been raised over the leadership throughout the back line. With Tony Adams at the helm sporting his reliability, influence and discipline, it seems a good football bet that Arsenal may have held onto some valuable points throughout the campaign.

Ian Wright

Ian Wright was clinical in front of goal returning 185 goals for Arsenal in 288 games. His general presence up front was a nuisance for defenders and many found him impossible to mark. If he was up front in this Arsenal team they may have been able to hustle the opposition defences and open up more chances. For me it has to be Vieira. His presence in midfield is what Arsenal sorely missed all season. This type of player takes a lot of pressure off the back four. By breaking up opposition attacks, he enabled Arsenal to counter attack at speed.

A Vieira character is needed alongside Fabregas next season to aid the challenge for honours once again. Who would you have preferred in the Arsenal set-up, maybe a Keown, Seaman or even an Anelka?

  • 15 Sep 2015
    So let me stop reminiscing of days gone by and let me focus on our Welsh wonder. Let me start off by saying that I think it is quite obvious that Aaron Ramsey is better in central midfield. His partnership with Mesut Özil, his running from deep and his underrated ball winning ability makes him a ...Read more