You can’t help but believe that Arsene Wenger really is going to go all out this summer to do his utmost to make Arsenal League Champions next season. Just the fact that he is trying to plug all the deficiences in the squad will go a long way to showing his detractors that he is absolutely serious about winning trophies with the Gunners, and no longer just desperately trying to scrape into the Top Four to make money for Silent Stan.
Xhaka was a brilliant start, and this has swiftly been followed by the move on Leicester’s Jamie Vardy. Olivier Giroud, who stands to lose more than most by the arrival of the Foxes hitman, has stated that he is happy that Vardy is coming and he knows that the 29 year-old is keen to join the Gunners. “I have been told that Jamie wants to join us and it’s very good news for us. I think we can be complimentary and that’s all I can say,” Olly said. “He’s a fantastic player, so it’s good news for us.”
But it’s his following quote that has got me even more excited. By his words it would seem that Arsene Wenger has told him to expect even more competition for the centre-forward role. “As I said in the past I am happy with competition,” he continued. “We have always had fantastic strikers at Arsenal and I want the best for this club. Hopefully he is going to help us win this title.
“The boss [Arsene Wenger] wanted to sign at least one or two strikers, so I expected a top striker and I think it will benefit the club and hopefully he is going to score a lot of goals like he did at Leicester.”
Could Wenger really be aiming to bring in another top hitman? If so I think this can mean only one thing…. Walcott will be shown the door!