Arsenal fans have seen our own team at the top of the Premier League table plenty of times in recent years, although never when it really matters at the end of the long campaign. Just a couple of years ago we spent more time on the top than any of our rivals and more than most of them put together but ended up having to see Man City lift the EPL trophy having enjoyed a late surge.
Martin Keown has labelled Ozil the ‘most frustrating player’ he has ever seen play for Arsenal, but what do the fans think?
The German international has come under criticism on a number of occasions for seemingly failing to fight for the ball, and has been described as lazy, but we all know how good he can be as part of our attack.
The good news for Arsenal fans this week, and boy could we do with a bit after watching the lads defend like schoolgirls and lose to a decent at best Stoke City on Saturday, is that Arsene Wenger has said that our Chile international star Alexis Sanchez is back in full training after his abdominal strain and could be in the team to face Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday.
We do not see Arsene Wenger laying into the Arsenal players, ever, and he does not even like to talk about any individual who might have just had a bad game. The Frenchman will pick out areas where Arsenal have not played well, such as defence or creating or finishing chances, but rarely does he point to one player in particular.
It might be a bit too early to write the current season off for Arsenal, especially as we knew that it was going to be a tough start, with the Gunners having played just two Premier League games so far, but after following up the narrowest of victories at home to Leicester City with another loss at Stoke I doubt there are too many Arsenal fans feeling confident about our title chances right now.
I am still struggling to understand why it has taken so long for Arsene Wenger to trim the numbers in the current Arsenal squad. The Frenchman has had all summer to offload at least some of the fringe players out on loan or to get rid of the dead wood altogether, and there have been plenty of Arsenal transfer rumours reporting other clubs bering interested in players like Gibbs, Wilshere and many more.
The latest rumour this week regarding the ongoing Alexis Sanchez contract saga is reports that the Chilean for the second time in the last month was spotted in Paris, this time with his girl friend and his agent. Now I’m not an expert but normally if you want a romantic weekend away you don’t take your agent with you.
Inter Milan have reportedly offered Arsenal the chance to sign Marcelo Brozovic for €20 Million this summer supposedly.
The Croatian international has fallen out of favour at the San Siro in the last 12 months, with the current and previous managers having limited his playing time, and he is now on the transfer list.