How Arsenal could line up with new signings David Luiz, Kieran Tierney and Nicolas Pepe in 2019/20 Premier League season


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For a club that started the transfer window with a supposed measly sum of £40million to spend, Arsenal have done pretty well this summer.

Nicolas Pepe arrived from Lille for a club record £72m, while William Saliba, who joined and then returned on loan to Saint-Etienne, cost £26m and Dani Ceballos arrived on loan from Real Madrid.

That was then followed up with two deals for defenders on deadline day, with David Luiz surprisingly switching across the capital from Chelsea and Kieran Tierney sealing his long-awaited move from Celtic.

Luiz cost Arsenal just £8million from Chelsea

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Luiz cost Arsenal just £8million from Chelsea

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Luiz has signed a two-year contract as a replacement for captain Laurent Koscielny, who has left the Emirates for to Bordeaux, while Tierney has penned a five-year deal – but how will they fit into the Gunners side?

talkSPORT.com has drawn up Arsenal’s potential line-up for the start of the 2019/20 campaign after a productive summer window:

Is this how Arsenal will look?

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Is this how Arsenal will look?

The arrival of Tierney is an upgrade on Sead Kolasinac, who may possess the greater physical attributes, but lacks the technical ability and pace of the Scotland international.

Tierney has shown his ability to press down the left on a regular basis, essentially operating as a winger and giving his side extra width.

What is also impressive is his ability to pass at range and build play from the back, which is crucial for any attacking full-back.

Last season under Maurizio Sarri, Luiz was one of the players to benefit from ‘Sarri-ball’ and was one of its key components in the early stages.

Tierney will be a class addition

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Tierney will be a class addition

His fondness to play out from defence, with raking accurate passes allowed Chelsea to take a classic route one approach, when steady build up failed to break the opposition down.

Manchester United legend Gary Neville once said the Brazilian played as if controlled by a ten-year-old on a PlayStation in reference to his lapses in concentration and lack of defensive acumen.


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Defeats to Tottenham and Manchester City, showed Luiz at his worst, enduring a nightmare at the back as Chelsea were heavily beaten on the road.

While he is better than error-prone Shkodran Mustafi, time will tell if Luiz reverts to type.

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