Going by the general consensus of the Arsenal transfer rumours in the football media this summer it would seem that our England interrnational star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is one of the players on the transfer wish list of Antonio Conte.
If it was a Premier League club trying to persuade Arsenal to allow our England international Jack Wilshere to join them on loan it would be a different matter entirely, especially if the terms of the deal meant that Arsene Wenger had the option to recall the 25-year old midfield star if he felt that Arsenal were in need or simply because the player was showing good form and fitness.
Not all Arsenal fans will remember how much of a top class player the England international Jack Wilshere can be, as we have certainly not seen a lot of evidence to that fact over the last few years. But when you consider that he scored two of our best goals ever in the two previous seasons despite all the injury problems that have hampered his progress as a player you can perhaps understand why Arsene Wenger has shown so much patience with him.#
It is a commonly known football fact that, although sometimes certain players are not too keen to keep playing for certain clubs or managers (ahem Alexis Sanchez ahem Coutinho) they do not want to be sat on the bench for most of the time. Our own Olivier Giroud made his feelings about being a sub quite clear last season but thankfully for the Gunners he responded in the right way by showing his worth wto the manager when his chances came around.
No matter how good a football team is, and after shipping three goals to Leicester City despite claiming all three points on Friday I am not sure we can say that Arsenal are all that good just yet, the Premier League is one of the toughest trophies in the world to win and if there are teams and squads better than you then it is almost certain you will not win it.
I am sure that Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal coaching staff and medical team will be working as hard as they possibly can over the next week in an attempt to make sure that our German international defender Shkodran Mustafi is fit enough to face Stoke in Arsenal’s second game of the new Premier League season, but I think we have to accept that the German may not be ready.
Arsene Wenger could not have asked for more from the subs he put on with 25 minutes or so to play as Arsenal were heading for yet another opening day defeat to a Premier League season. Straight away both Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud had an impact and both capped their cameos with impressive goals to give the Gunners all three unlikely looking points, but will both have earned themselves a place in the starting line-up for the next Arsenal match?
I am not trying to say that the Arsenal defence was not an issue as the Gunners scraped over the line to win the first game of the new Premier League season, because it most certainly was. Normally when a team scores three against you it will lead to a defeat and very seldom all three points, especially when the opposition is known for being frugal at the back as Leicester City are.