If we fix the defence, Arsenal have a lot to offer up front by Konstantin
Hello lovely Arsenal people! The first round of the premier league has gone by, and although making conclusions after one game is silly, there are some things to consider. We conceded 3 sloppy goals, two from our mistakes and one from a corner. But I think this isn’t entirely the players fault.
We played 2 LB as CB when they are both really good in the LWB position. We didn’t have enough good CB to start the season just like last year. Mertesacker is retiring next season, Koscielny is 32 and Holding is still young. Gabriel is a squad player, Chambers doesn’t look like he’s in Wenger’s plans, so I still believe a new CB would be great.
The good news is there are goals in the squad and we didn’t even have Sanchez. All of our 3 strikers scored and we had impact subs ready to come on and make a difference and they did. We had Walcott, Iwobi, Grioud and Ramsey on the bench! Our squad is huge and although we cannot keep everyone happy, it’s a massive bonus, because injuries and suspensions happen.
Chelsea would’ve easily dispatched Burnley had they gotten a few experienced players on the bench, but they didn’t and it cost them. And with the ever increasing gap between the top 6, maybe 7 with Everton, beating the lesser teams becomes ever more important.
It was so good the see the fans singing Giroud’s name and the love he gave back to them at the end of the game. I love to see players celebrating like mad and enjoying the fact they play for Arsenal. Something that worries me and I could be looking too much into it is the body language of the three contract rebels.
Alexis didn’t looked impressed from the stands against Leicester and It feels like the three players are still considering their future and with the season already started I’m not sure we will be spending too much time on their contract negotiations which have dragged on forever.
Lastly I wish people who curse me in the comments all the best. I believe that turning on other Arsenal fans doesn’t help anyone and being blindsighted means you’re bound to make the same mistakes again and again, and we often do exactly that. I will continue to point out things that can improve, until we’ve won the league title, because then and only then, after 38 games we will have proven that we are the best in the land.