Arsenal don’t look ready for the start of the season. Konstantin Mitov
Alright, so the start of the season is about 20 days away and we don’t really look ready for it. And this reminds me of last season and a few seasons back. My first issue with the squad is how it looks like we’ll start with a shaky defence again.
We got exposed against Chelsea and deservedly lost 3:0. Bayern missed a lot of chances and we managed to squeeze a draw, but when the season starts if our defence looks like Elneny, Mertesacker and put a youngster name here, I’m feeling we’ll get a repeat of what happened against Liverpool last year.
How much more time will Holding, Mustafi and Alexis be on a summer holiday? Wenger once said it takes 6 weeks for a player to get his fitness level ready for a full game so does this mean, we’ll get our best squad ready for round 4? Cech said we shouldn’t worry, but I feel like we’re just passing things by at Arsenal like we usually do.
Also the transfers have died up. We got Lacazette which was a good start, but does Arsene believe this is enough? The contracts of Ozil, Alexis and Ozil are still up in the air and I’m one uncertain how dedicated will those players be playing for us, when they don’t know if they’ll be sold or looking for a new club in January.
What’s happening at Arsenal is the minimal that gets enough dust in our eyes, so we don’t see the clear problems. We were promised change, but Gary Peyton and Tony Colbert still remain. I didn’t quite see the backroom reshuffling we were promised, neither do I see enough improvements to the squad to think we’re challengers.
City are practically remaking their defence with some solid signings. United will be doing more business and Chelsea destroyed us without their new incomers. although Arsene said it was more than just a friendly. We seem largely uncertain over our best starting 11, trying to make things work with players, who failed us numerous times.
It’s time we move on Theo, Gibbs, Jack, Jenko and Debuchy. We won’t use Lucas so let him go too. We need a replacement for Cazorla and we’re putting our faith in Ramsey again when for all his time here he gave us one good season, half of which he was injured.
I hope I’m wrong and when we get the entire squad back we miraculously put the pieces together and it works, but it just doesn’t happen like that. We have Leicester at home and then Liverpool and Stoke away. We should be looking at at least 7 points from those 3 games if we want to fight for the title for real.
My problem is that Arsene thinks, things should just happen for him, instead of working hard for progress. His judgement date has passed for me. Last season he failed us for the nth time and his contract extension is a joke of a sorry board, who care just as little about the fans as Arsene does.
This season, anything but delivering a sustainable and serious title challenge is simply unacceptable. So far though it looks unlikely…