Even without the latest bad luck injury suffered by the Arsenal and England international star Jack Wilshere last season, it was looking as if he would have a real fight on his hands to get a regular place in the Arsenal starting line up, mainly dues to the excellent form of his main rival for the role, Aaron Ramsey.
Mesut Ozil could be given the central midfield role by Arsene Wenger in the upcoming Premier League season according to a report today.
Wenger is still trying to find the best way he can fit Ozil in his talent-laden midfield. The German world cup star has been shifted around Arsenal’s three attacking midfield slots. And still, Wenger couldn’t figure out a permanent slot for him.
What is Arsenal’s best XI? by Sam P
There is not much longer for the Arsenal fans to wait, and how glad are we all about that? In less than two weeks, the Gunners will run out for the first game of pre-season against a Singapore select XI in their national stadium, so I expect that the players that have not been given extended summer breaks will be back in training next week.
About this time tomorrow I expect every Arsenal fan in the world, or those that are awake at least, to be crossing their fingers and toes in the hope that the Arsenal Player of the Year Alexis Sanchez comes through the Copa America final without picking up an injury or even a little knock.
Wenger to build two different Arsenals by Sam P
One of the biggest things achieved by Arsene Wenger at Arsenal in recent years is the formation of a plan B, something that many football observers were beginning to believe was a foreign idea to the prof. It is still true that the boss wants his team to play in a certain style that is fluent, exciting and easy on the eye but he also wants to win and that need has forced him into a change of tactics.
It is now a generally accepted truth that the best defender in the Arsenal squad is the France international Laurent Koscielny. But for the last two seasons or so it has been the combination of the Frenchman’s abilities of aggression, pace and playing on the front foot alongside the calmness, aerial ability, and reading of the game that his usual partner at the heart of defence Per Mertesacker has, that has given Arsenal a much more solid platform at the back.
There has been a lot of debate and speculation about Arsenal and the striker situation and I am not only talking about the question of whether Arsene Wenger needs to enter the transfer market this summer in order to sign a replacement or cover for our big France international forward Olivier Giroud.
While Arsenal do not really have anything to play for, Premier League points and position wise, against West Brom at the Emirates stadium today, Arsene Wenger and the players will be very keen to get back to winning ways ahead of the crucial clash against Aston Villa at Wembley next weekend.