Could this be the season when everything finally comes together for Arsenal? It has certainly started well, with Wenger getting all three needed players in all three needed positions during the transfer window. Perhaps he could have bought them a little earlier but Hey Ho!
The second international break of the season is now over and the various Arsenal players involved have all come through it without any more injury problems for Arsene Wenger to worry about, despite some moments of concern about Hector Bellerin and Mesut Ozil.
The good news for the Arsenal club captain Per Mertesacker is that the recovery from the knee injury that the World Cup winning centre back picked up in the pre-season game against Lens is still going well. But with the BFG still a couple of months away from a comeback, the good news for Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal fans is that his replacement Shkodran Mustafi is doing very well indeed alongside Laurent Koscielny.
Rob Holding is set to make his bow in the Champions League against Paris Saint-Germain this week, following the injury suffered by Laurent Koscielny at the weekend.
The young defender, who turns 21 next week, joined the club from Bolton Wanderers this summer, but has already made his mark on the first-team due to a number of players missing through injury.
With Arsenal facing two important games in the space of the next four days, with the second one being the potentially pivotal Champions League group match against the French champions PSG, Arsene Wenger will have been hoping to have as strong and as fit a squad of players to choose from after the international break.
Arsenal have had an awful start to the season without a recognised centre-forward, and have gained just one point from their first two games. It was thought that for tomorrow’s game at Watford we would at least have Olivier Giroud up front while we await the arrival of Lucas Perez, but Arsene Wenger has revealed that the Frenchman is still not fully fit and ready to go.
Arsene Wenger has revealed that he took a risk fielding Laurent Koscielny for Arsenal against Leicester City after he picked up a knock on Friday.
The defender was rushed back into action for the match away at last season’s Premier League champions, after Rob Holding and Calum Chambers were unable to stop rivals Liverpool from putting four past them the weekend before.
Arsene Wenger has revealed that Danny Welbeck is now expected to return early from his knee injury, but could that turn out to be bad news for the fans?
The Frenchman has been actively looking for a new striker to add to the squad, with the England international expected to miss much of the campaign, and with Theo Walcott having disappointed in the role during the previous season.