Arsenal’s new signing Sead Kolasinac was voted into the Bundesliga team of the season this summer, and the Gunners were very lucky to have got him on a free transfer. His stats make Moreal and Gibbs look ordinary and he will be an essential part of our title challenge next season.
We are all excited to see Lyon’s hitman Alexandre Lacazette arrival at Arsenal, with the announcement expected to be made this afternoon. It is extra brilliant that he will be able to join the squad for the pre-season games and hopefully should be flying to Sydney next week to meet up with his new team-mates.
Out of all the Arsenal transfer rumours that we have been subjected to so far this summer, it is the name Alexandre Lacazette that has popped up the most. Arsene Wenger and the Lyon president Msr Aulas may be playing the poker face game right until the end of August, but I personally think an agreement will be finalised as soon as Lyon can pinpoint a replacement for the prolific hitman.
We’ve had Arsenal’s Top Ten goals of the season a couple of weeks ago, but now I have found an amazing compilation of every single one of Arsenal’s goals from last season. I reckon just about every player in our squad scored at some point, except the goalkeepers of course!
There have been many rumours linking Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain with a departure to Liverpool because he has not signed a new contract extension. But you have to remember that he is currently on holiday with his new lady Perrie Edwards after going away with England for the World Cup Qualifiers. He has hardly had time to pop into Wenger’s office since the end of the season….
There are hundreds of Arsenal transfer rumours lately saying that a deal is going to be announced in the next week for the French international Thomas Lemar. The Monaco youngster was amazing for his club last season with 14 goals and 17 assists in all competitions and he is only 21. It is no wonder that Didier Deschamps decided to put him in the full France national side and he has already earned 5 caps.
Olivier Giroud has been much maligned by Arsenal fans ever since his arrival, but the fact is that he has scored many many important goals for the Gunners over the years, and is now approaching the 100 goal mark for us.
Granit Xhaka came to us as Switzerland’s star player and captain of Basle. He was very highly rated but was also known to get on the wrong side of referees for his rash challenges. He didn’t disappoint us in either respect!
Watch the highlights of his first season at Arsenal…..