Following the defeat to Southampton the manager should consider a review of the squad.
Arsenal fell to a second consecutive cup match defeat, as they followed up their 2-0 Champions League loss against Borussia Dortmund with a disappointing 2-1 defeat at the hands of Southampton in the Capital One Cup.
Despite the fact the Gunners have spent big on Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez over the past two summers and not seen any significant departures, there are still concerns over Arsene Wenger’s squad.
The Frenchman needs to be brutal about who is good enough and here are seven current first team players that fanatix thinks should be axed.
It’s becoming something of a theme in North London that Wenger names a captain who is not good enough to really be included in the starting XI.
Last time round it was Thomas Vermaelen, with the Belgian generally warming the bench before FC Barcelona’s somewhat surprising £15m summer bid and Arteta appears to be in the same mould.