Why no further progress will be made and there will be no more titles under Wenger by Oliver Adler
When Arsene Wenger signed the young English defender Rob Holding for Arsenal in the summer it was not exactly met with joyous acclaim from the Arsenal fan base around the world, partly because not many of us had heard of him and partly because he was coming to north London off the back of a dreadful campaign which saw Bolton Wanderers relegated from the second tier of English football.
Since the opening game of the season Arsenal have been unbeaten in the League and the Champions League, but there are still people waiting in the wings to find anything to complain about and to tell the players where they are going wrong, despite the evidence to the contrary. Witness the derogatory comments when our reserves lost in the League Cup to Southampton!
Most people expected Arsenal to beat Stoke yesterday, not only because of our great record against them at home, but also because of our unbelievable consistency since the beginning of the season, but of course it was never going to be that easy! Arsene really has got his squad at the peak of their confidence but he knows that could change in any game from now on so he must keep everyone on an even keel. And he is doing very well.
The winter transfer window is just around the corner, but do Arsenal need to add to their squad? For a number of seasons we have all been crying out for a new centre forward, but with Alexis Sanchez relishing his new role there, and with Olivier Giroud, Lucas Perez and the imminent return of Danny Welbeck in the squad, that is no longer our obvious weakness.
Arsene blew November once again by Konstantin Mitov
Yeah, I’ve seen it again. It’s November and Arsene failed to win the group once again. We’re fourth in the table and it’s a story I’ve seen it so many years before. The performances have been bad. They started at Ludogorets, where I was at the game and the way we performed was terrible, but we got the result.
There is six weeks until the January transfer window opens up, so we thought we’d analyse the Arsenal squad, and consider where we could strengthen.
Our club are constantly linked with a number of players throughout the season, whether the transfer windows are open or not, but what areas can we actually improve on currently?
Manchester United play host to Arsenal on Saturday afternoon, so we thought we’d take a look into our opponents squad.
We obviously come into the match in top form, having not lost since the opening weekend of the season, while our rivals are not blessed with much of the same.