What are your thoughts?
2018/19: Fabianski, Adrian, Fredericks, Zabaleta, Masuaku, Cresswell, Johnson*, Diop, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Reid*, Rice, Noble, Snodgrass, Lanzini*, Obiang, Sanchez*, Wilshere*, Nasri*, Diangana, Antonio, Anderson, Yarmolenko*, Arnautovic, Hernandez, Perez, Carroll*
*Didn't feature in many match-day squads last season
2019/20: Fabianski, Roberto, Martin, Fredericks, Zabaleta, Masuaku, Cresswell, Johnson**, Diop, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Reid**, Cardoso**, Rice, Noble, Snodgrass, Lanzini, Fornals, Sanchez**, Wilshere, Coventry**, Antonio, Anderson, Yarmolenko, Holland**, Haller, Ajeti
**Unlikely to feature in many match-day squads this season
We've effectively swapped Adrian for Roberto & Martin, Fornals for Nasri, Obiang & Diangana and Haller & Ajeti for Arnautovic, Hernandez, Perez & Carroll.
Fabianski, Roberto, Martin, Zabaleta, Reid, Ogbonna, Noble, Snodgrass, Sanchez & Yarmolenko are all in their thirties. Cresswell and Antonio are turning 30 this season as well. I'm not saying that's OLD, but it definitely gets harder for the body and mind to get going again when you hit a certain age - I think I read somewhere that we had the third oldest squad in the league? The team is currently playing like they could possibly do with a bit of an injection of youth...
Taking all things into consideration, I don't think our squad has improved on last season.