Van Gaal has never been afraid to change his system, but with the two latest acquisitions in the midfield they now boast the ability to play effectively in whatever formation is put down. There's two players capable of playing in every position, while you'd say at least half of the squad are not bound to one role in one set up. There are countless options.
Arsenal transfer speculation is rife again as the Gunners are expected to 'sign' Karim Benzema, Arturo Vidal and Morgan Schneiderlin
The likes of Sami Khedira and William Carvalho have been linked with the club, but if Wenger wants somebody who will not need time to adapt to the league and will be available at a snip, here are six Premier League targets he could consider.
A summer of change that saw the manager and several key players sold then left the club among the favourites for relegation ahead of the new campaign. However, Southampton have not only started the 2014/15 season in good form, they have begun even better than they did 12 months ago.
Loïc Rémy might yet get that transfer away from Queens Park Rangers after his move to Liverpool fell through, with Tottenham
Liverpool have signed eight players this summer but Brendan Rodgers wants to make one more signing and that is up front. So
If Arsenal are to win their first title in 11 years they will need a stronger spine and a better striker than Olivier Giroud
Liverpool are having a hard time of it replacing Luis Suárez and even their most ardent followers must be sceptical of their
Thomas Vermaelen is on the verge of leaving Arsenal after five years and already the club have a successor lined up: Daniel
Recent reports suggests Jay Rodriguez and Morgan Schneiderlin will follow the quintet out of the St. Mary's exit door, though Saints are adamant both players aren't for sale... but the loss of Schneiderlin would arguably be the bigger blow to the team.