One In, One Out: Who your Premier League club should buy and sell this summer
One out: Theo Walcott
It's time. The excuses are tired and Walcott's value to Arsenal is declining by the season. He's not a bad player and he never has been, but he's become indicative of the culture of underachievement that Arsene Wenger has allowed to fester.
No matter how many times Walcott's body fails him or how regularly he vanishes at critical moments, nothing seems to interrupt the supply of new and improved contracts awarded to him. He's a good professional and likeable person, but he's become a symbol of his club's tolerance for imperfection.
One in: Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon)
Lacazette would be expensive but certainly an improvement and, if the need arises, he could theoretically play alongside Olivier Giroud as well as instead of him
Granit Xhaka has arrived to stiffen a somewhat fragile midfield, but Wenger must also add a forward before the window closes. It's easier said than done, of course, because there aren't many available goalscorers who would actually improve Arsenal.
Lacazette would be expensive but certainly an improvement and, if the need arises, he could theoretically play alongside Olivier Giroud as well as instead of him. Still just 25, the Frenchman would represent far better value than the often-linked Gonzalo Higuain and, again unlike the Argentine, he could still improve as a player under the circumstances.
One out: Adam Federici
He was a standout goalkeeper in the Championship when he won promotion with Reading, but he's never looked comfortable in the Premier League
It's probably not going to happen, because he recently signed a new contract, but Federici should really be sacrificed for someone more reliable. He was a standout goalkeeper in the Championship when he won promotion with Reading, but he's never looked comfortable in the Premier League and seems to struggle with the demands of the game at that level. Artur Boruc is now in his late thirties and goalkeepers of that age need competent understudies.
One in: Rico Henry (Walsall)
There isn't a more coveted teenage full-back in the country than Walsall's Henry. Very quick, very ambitious on the ball and very modern, he is essentially the 2016 prototype for his position and though his inexperience is evidenced by the occasional hiccup (he didn’t have the best time in the League One play-off semi-final), he is heading right for the top of the game.
Almost every big club in the country has been linked but Bournemouth could lure him with the theoretical promise of first-team football sooner, and the opportunity to work with Eddie Howe. From a neutral's perspective, everyone should want emerging English players to be coached by Howe.