Well Gooners, Arsenal have had a very good start to the transfer window with the additions of Sead Kolasnic & Alexandre Lacazette, both good signings for competition for Monreal & Giroud/Welbeck respectively as Gibbs & Perez are nearly gone already, two others who are near the exit door are Debuchy & Ospina, which is good if we promote Martinez & get Chambers tied down to a new deal.
With a couple more additions we really could have a very strong squad capable of challenging for the league title, especially now as Arsene has confirmed Alexis is staying & Ozil has basically said he is staying put himself. Now that’s where we are actually at – but whats coming next?
We have had 2 bids rejected for Thomas Lemar from Monaco (14 goals & Assists last season) with a reported third offer on the way. He plays out wide but can play centrally. He would be another super addition but we would need to be patient with the boy, he is only 21 but Wenger I do trust on this one.
One last addition that we desperately need an upgrade in the CDM position to challenge Francis Coquelin and take over in the future, even though I like Francis. He is an Arsenal boy at heart & plays with his heart on his sleeve (and we don’t have many of them at the Emirates). Elneny is EL mistro! William Carvalho is my first choice. Get him & we are ready to go;
Lemar for Ox if he’s brought in. Kolasinac may take time but Monreal is an unsung hero & could be his last season before jetting back to spain. Carvalho again may take time and the Ramsey/Xhaka partnership deserves to have a good run at the start…
I would be happy with that team for the coming season, it just means also a few other players may be shown the exit door (like Elneny & Walcott) as we have some great youngsters coming through!! Decisions to be made…
Lets hope we get Lemar and a top CDM. Looking forward to the new season… summer is so crap without footy!