I would consider this to be the first time that Arsene Wenger has finally admitted that there could be a problem with keeping Alexis Sanchez to honour his contract this season. The Chilean has been a shadow of the player he was last year and he has scored one solitary goal since his failed transfer to Man City in the summer.
Jack Wilshere is waiting for Arsene Wenger to approach him about whether he will be planning to extend his Arsenal contract or not, and it seems to be very likely to happen soon considering that Le Prof seemed to hint that Jack could be the replacement for Mesut Ozil next season. “In my head, he’s more a little bit higher up [the field],” Wenger said recently. “I see him more a player who can affect the game in the final third than a player who is a box-to-box player.
Barcelona are claimed to be looking to offload Arda Turan, Thomas Vermaelen and Aleix Vidal, but which players would improve the Arsenal squad.
The Arsenal defence has been looking extremely suspect this season, and it is little surprise that the Gunners have conceded 16 goals in our first 11 League games, and there are only 6 teams in the whole Premier League that have conceded more. To put this is perspective, Burnley, Brighton and Newcastle have all conceded at least 5 LESS than us already! There is a reason for this, and that is because our defenders are all getting very old!
With Arsene Wenger having been left little room to make Arsenal’s last transfers for the season and the club itself being sunk in its worst crisis, we wonder what Wenger will do with his remaining squad if he seems to have lost his negotiating vigour of his first years at Arsenal. Just remember his recent failure to negotiate twice a record-high transfer for Monaco’s Thomas Lemar. With fewer options left for January, he really should take a look at how best to mobilise his core players left in the team. Arsenal has had a track record of long periods of continuously low scores, but every time it managed to mobilise later in the season, as there were those few real stars that come to the rescue of the squad. Recently, Wenger has been accused of his inability to create true leaders on the field, but he still has a stellar team to work with. For those of you looking to bet on highest scorer this season, keep your eyes peeled for Arsenal’s top players, but as a piece of advice don’t take advantage of sports promotions or online slot machines with bonuses before you learn about the wagering conditions.
Theo Walcott has remained loyal to Arsenal and Wenger since Le Prof bought him from Southampton as a highly promising youngster, but he has never reached his expected heights due to the usual ‘British’ injury problems and lack of progression which has plagued most of Arsenal’s English contingent. This season he has been relegated to the Gunners second team and has only featured in Europa League and League Cup games, with a measly 3 substitute cameos in the Premier League, with Lacazette, Ozil and Alexis likely to be our first choice front line when fit, and Iwobi, Giroud and Welbeck likely to be first-choice backups leaving little space for Walcott even on the bench.
Poor old Ronald Koeman took Everton into the Europa League positions last season, but after a summer when he had to sell his prolific striker Romelu Lukaku he failed to bring in a suitable replacement and the Dutchman was sacked after dropping into the relegation zone after being destroyed by Arsenal last weekend.
It would appear that Arsene Wenger is still very keen on scouring the world and bringing the finest young talents to Arsenal, as it has been revealed today by the Stuttgart wonderkid Berkay Ozcan that the Gunners have been keeping tabs on him for the last two years – and are currently in ‘direct talks’ with his agent.