Well, the new season is only three games in and the Emirates is already echoing with the traditional “Wenger out“ chants.
That’s how promising this season looks. The just concluded transfer window hasn’t been of much help either. Over the years the quality of players at Arsenal has depleted at an alarming rate.
The team that was once home to the Invincibles fell to a new low last season when they failed to qualify for the Champions League and rightfully so. Sounds a bit harsh but the Gunners have never looked like a CL side for the past 7-8 years.
The top four finish in the Premier League has itself turned into a joke, with Wenger trying every trick in the bag to attain a top 4 finish. Pretty desperate if you ask me!
But there have been some positive moves in the direction of getting us out of this awful mess that we have got ourselves for the past 8 years.
For starters, we have finally bought ourselves a natural goal scorer with a touch of class- Alexander Lacazette. He brings the cutting edge in front of the goal, great link up play and tons of goals hopefully.
Signing Sead Kolasinac on a free transfer from Schalke has been an absolute steal. He is a versatile player capable of playing defense as well as on the wing and adds unpredictability and muscle to our team, making us look more lethal when needed.
The departure of Oxlade Chamberlain to Liverpool is definitely a blow but clearly, the player wasn’t interested in staying and I feel the decision to let him go does justice to both the club and the player. After months of speculation and the last minute frenzy, Wenger for once has stayed true to his word in retaining the services of our talisman – Alexis.
But what looks truly promising is the mass exodus of fringe players, as the likes of Gibbs, Gabriel, Perez, Campbell, and Jenkinson have all been shown the door thus trimming our over-bloated squad size.
Although, there are some cracks left to be filled.
- Our backline looks shaky and almost nonexistent at times having conceded 8 goals in three matches.
- Ozil should show a lot more commitment to his game, drastically increasing his work rate.
The arrival of Lacazette and hopefully an injury less season for Welbeck means that players like Walcott and Giroud are confined to the bench but even they could shine as super subs bringing quality in the final leg of the game.However,
However, this particular Arsenal side looks like the strongest side we have fielded in the last 5 years and with a lot more intent we can expect to see some fantastic football play from our team this season !!!!