When Arsene Wenger finally answered the Arsenal fan’s calls to sign a new striker after years and years of desperation and misfiring up front, big things were expected of summer signing Lucas Perez. However aside from the EFL fixture against Nottingham Forest, we haven’t really been able to see much of our newest Spanish star.
Jenkinson back in training!
Arsenal’s defence is looking stronger than it ever has in recent years, with a back line of Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny and Monreal, proving to be very effective for the Gunners. Even our backup options of Gabriel, Mertesacker, Holding and Gibbs, the latter two especially, look like more than capable options for the starting eleven. The good news for Arsenal fans is that there’s even more to come regarding our defensive options, as one of our long term injury absentees, Carl Jenkinson has now returned to training.
Arsenal fans may be amazed by the improvements of Alexis Sanchez up top and the formidable back line of defence, but one player who cannot go without praise after his last few performances, is Arsenal and England international winger Theo Walcott.
Arsene Wenger has already been sensible enough to remind the Arsenal players that our champions League opponents on Wednesday night will be no pushovers. The Swiss champions Basel have a recent habit of taking points, and sometimes all three, of clubs from England in European competition.
Arsenal fans may not want to go over the top in showing their delight to have finally got one over Chelsea last weekend, but it’s difficult not to think about several key areas that really came to light during the match.
We all know that Arsenal can produce football of the highest order, just as we did in the rout of our previous tormentors Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday. At times the Gunners under Arsene Wenger have been about as good as you can get, but the problem is that those times have not been consistent enough.
AC Milan striker M’Baye Niang has revealed that he could have moved to the Premier League prior to his switch to Italy, with Leicester, Everton and Arsenal all interested.