A couple of weeks ago we saw some apparently “leaked” mockups of the new Arsenal home kit for 2018/19, and I must admit i wasn’t impressed with the pink armbands on both arms, but now with the first leaked publicity pics it looks like it really is true….
Olivier Giroud started the season as a reserve striker at Arsenal after the Gunners brought in Alexandre Lacazette in the summer. Not only did Laca displace Giroud in the pecking order, but he was also expected to replace the veteran Frenchman in the national team to go to Russia this summer.
It looks like there is a going to be a big shake-up to the Arsenal squad this summer after Arsene Wenger’s departure so we can expect to see quite a few of Wenger’s favourite players moving on to make room for new arrivals.
If there is no smoke without fire then the constant Arsenal rumours linking us with the centre-back Sokratis must have some basis is fact. And because the Greek international currently plays at Borussia Dortmund, which is Sven Mislintat’s old hunting ground, it sounds over more believable every day.
It may not have been confirmed yet but it would appear that the Arsenal management are nearly certain to appoint Mikel Arteta as Arsene Wenger’s successor, and they also seem keen on gathering a coaching team of former Arsenal heroes.
There are a large portion of Arsenal fans that are very unhappy that the Gunners have made Mikel Arteta the hot favourite to succeed Arsene Wenger, and these naysayers are quietly hoping that the persistent rumours about Pep Guardiola’s assistant are simply a smokescreen before they announce their main target of Max Allegri.
It was thought the the decision on the new Arsenal manager had been done when it was revealed this week that Mikel Arteta was meeting up for talks with the Gunners’ bosses, but now it seems that Arteta was only the first of many interviews with prospective candidates.
Arsenal Player ratings for the season by Konstantin Mitov
Well, all the excitement of a new manager is dead with Mikel Arteta coming in. But I’d like to give my season ratings of the players who played at least a part time roll in the squad.