The first summer in which Arsenal have a plan is shaping up. by Konstantin Mitov
Hello lovely Arsenal people! Enjoying the World cup? I wasn’t too excited in the beginning but some really nice games shaped up. None of the big teams apart from Belgium was particularly convincing, and so far the Arsenal players haven’t gotten off to much of a good start. Mexico destroyed Germany, who were lucky to escape with a 1:0 and Ozil was missing again.
Elneny suffered a late defeat and Welbeck didn’t feature in an England win that was dragged out sadly by Harry Kane. The two Swiss players we have got a fighting draw against Brazil in probably the best Arsenal world cup performances so far. Could other players featuring in Russia join us later on though?
Lucas Torreira was a late sub for Uruguay and rumours are we are still hot favourites to land him and I’d love to have him. We’re also likely to lose Jack as reports suggest that the talks he had with Emery left him with no assurances over his place. And why should there be? Jack has done little to prove he can deliver on a regular basis and we cannot afford players who appear for a game or two then go missing. Besides, that number 10 shirt can finally go to someone starting more regularly, which will likely be Ozil.
Moving on, most medias suggest we are closing in on Bernd Leno and this means one of the two keepers we have will be on his way out. I read things about Cech drawing the short straw, but Ospina is the one I feel will be sold. Regardless of which one leaves, a new keeper is a must and I’m really happy with this one.
Just look at our summer, we’ve brought in competition for Bellerin. A new CB will be announced next month as the deal is virtually done. A new goalkeeper is likely to come sooner rather than later and we’re trying to get a DM, which is slowed down by the World cup, but none-the-less, look at the effort.
We’ve hired a group of people who share the responsibility and work together. We are addressing all areas that’ve been crying for improvements. Remember the times we bought only a keeper in a squad that needed at least 2 more players? Of course you do, it wasn’t that long ago.
We’re setting up a system, that will help us operate like a modern football club. We’ve removed the biggest stumbling block of our progress, and we’re clearing all the support it had. An entire new backroom and medical staff, a new manager, a bunch of players at the right areas. This is a seismic summer for Arsenal every way you look at it, even if we don’t bomb 70 million on one player, just to prove we can spend silly money.
We are tearing the old house down and building it from grounds up. And although some of our players won’t be happy that they aren’t at the world cup, our core players will have a full summer of training. Laca, Auba, Mikhi, Ramsey and Bellerin are all players around who the new Arsenal will be built and they can soak the ideas of the new coach.
This now is a real transition. I’m excited. Honestly I can’t wait to see the new faces put on the Arsenal shirt as this brings belief and excitement for the new and the unknown. Maybe we’re finally moving on our way back to the top. But the best thing is that if we fail, there are no more excuses to hide behind, nor there are past glories to keep the players and the manager safe. Everyone has to work for the cause now.
Onwards and upwards people, it’s a great summer!