5 Arsenal players who have no choice but to step-up in 2024/25

  • 2023/24 was another great but trophyless season for Arsenal
  • Some players stepped up, others hid away in the shadow
  • Here are 5 Arsenal players who must step-up in 2024/25
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5. Oleksandr Zinchenko

There is a chance that Oleksandr Zinchenko could be sold in the summer transfer window but if he isn't, then he must step up in the new season. After all, he was not at his best in 2023/24, hence why he was displaced in the starting lineup by Jakub Kiwior and Takehiro Tomiyasu.

In truth, Zinchenko hasn't looked like his usual self since the middle of the 2022/23 season. Therefore, it is not a good look him currently considering he has been out of form for most of the time he's played at Arsenal.

Still, Mikel Arteta is a forgiving manager and the Emirates Stadium crowd values when a player works hard to make a name for themself. There is no denying that Zinchenko has the hard-working nature and the talent to match, he just needs to apply himself.

I must say that playing in a defensive system does not suit him, so he could benefit from playing further forward next season.