Its no more news that cesc won't be at the emirates next season, but whether nasri will be or not is yet to be known. Though i regard clichy moving away as just another transfer, though, i'd really like to see him stay.
Apart from these group, the other likely departees includes almunia, eboue, squillaci, denilson and bendtner which leaves us with a squad that looks like this
Gk szcsesny fabianski
Rb sagna JENKINSON
Lb GIBBS TRAORE
Cb koscielny djourou
Cb vermaelen IGNASIO
Dm song COQUELIN
Cm wilshere diaby
Am arshavin RAMSEY
Rwf walcott LANSBURY
Lwf VELA JET
Cf rvp chamakh
In my opinion, the names in capital letters won't help the title push except we have 5 or 6 big names replace them with a few like coquelin, gibbs, ramsey and lansbury just ok and likely to spring some surprises. These squad(above) would not compete for titles next season but will retain its premier league status and possibly win the carling cup if by luck.
Rather than mull over the likely departures, why not call for the need to bring in worthy replacements. They don't have to come ridiculously expensive prompting the need to be diplomatic and cautious.
If nasri wants to win titles, he's telling us because he still wants it with us(as cesc have not said something like that) which sounds like a challenge to me. It is expected that the board meet his need by parading a team with real title ambitions, then players like nasri won't feel too important as he won't be the head of the pack and won't be missed if out.
Unfortunately, we are left to considering life without nasri, cesc and clichy, which leaves us with a couple of choices:
1) we settle for whatever we get at the end of the season(which am sure will include no UCL football).
2) or stan kroenke, ivan gazidis, the board and wenger gets their thoughts together and think about the arsenal brand and ultimately we the fans.
3) the fans riots and refuse to come to games due to poor displays.
These above, sums up my feelings for next season, except this year a different approach is applied to the familiar problems at the emirates for six years now.
Lets all hope that next season won't end in a fiasco, would you blame the fans for 30k empty seats in the stadium? would you be surprised if fans started rioting? NO, neither should the board because we've been through hell for the past 6years and its about to get worse.
Today, the team start its tour to asia, with the same team we saw last season travelling. My hopes are, we hold unto our best, replace suitably the ones we can't, remain injury-free and the manager upgrades technically(especially with subs) as the modern game requires.
Till the vacant holes are filled properly, the arsenal community would continue to curse and criticise. The transfer market is just 4-days old, we hope we don't have to clutch our phones and radios till 12midnight come august ending.