To be fair, we haven’t really seen the best of Lucas Torreira in an Arsenal shirt yet, but we certainly do seem to improve massively defensively when he comes on as a sub, and even though he is not yet used to playing in the Premier League he seems to add a lot of steel to the team when he is on the pitch.
Following on from the earlier post where Robert Pires said that Arsenal were guaranteed a spot in the Top Four after winning nine competitive games in a row, there were many conflicting opinions about whether the Gunners were really improving enough to actually challenge for the League title.
After Unai Emery’s two opening defeats as Arsenal manager, many pundits and even our own fans were writing off our chances of finishing in the Top Four this season, with most predicting a sixth place spot at best. But right now, after six straight League wins including a master class against Fulham last week, we have moved up to 4th spot ahead of Tottenham on goal difference.
Dan Smith has certainly livened up the boring interlull with his Top Ten lists, and today’s is just as interesting… Read on…
Arsenal’s Big Friendly Giant Per Mertesacker has admitted that it was Arsene Wenger that persuaded him to take over as the Youth team manager when he retired last summer, and he also blamed the players for getting Le Prof the sack by not trying hard enough, and now he has come out to say that he would have preferred Wenger to have stayed to make his life easier.
Two things encouraged me to write this list. Firstly, a week ago having paid respects to Santi Cazorla, a few readers got into a debate with each other about whether Santi better then Cesc Fabregas? With England playing Spain on Monday Night, I thought it be timely to rank from worst to best, the 10 Spanish players to represent Arsenal in the Premier League.
Coming up to October Arsenal would normally have a long list of injuries with quite a lot of them long term, but right now our treatment room is very close to being emptied. First of all we have our captain Laurent Koscielny, who was thought to be out until after Christmas at least, but his recovery has been better than expected. He is now expected to return to training in a couple of weeks, but he will need at least a month to get back to full fitness.
I am very sure that the Arsenal transfer rumours regarding Aaron Ramsey’s next club will go on right until the end of the summer and they are showing no signs of letting up during the boring interlull, despite no one saying anything of substance. Arsene Wenger was even asked for his opinion on the Ramsey contract and he replied that he has no idea, but for the record this is his words: “We tried that before and it still can happen,” Wenger told reporters.