Arsene Wenger has resisted all calls to buy a new striker or DM in this transfer window just gone, just as he did in the previous two summers, but one thing that Arsenal fans forget is that IF Wenger had bought a DM last summer then we would not have recalled Francis Coquelin from his loan at Charlton, and we all know how that panned out….
The future of Arsenal by TJ
It appears that Shad Forsythe has begun to work his magic with the reduction in “player days lost to injuries” and getting players back ahead of schedule. But that’s not the only significant change happening in the background.
Arsenal are hosting an 11-a-side charity tournament at their London Colney training ground on June 6th and you and your mates can compete in the 2015 Arsenal Charity Shield in aid of the Arsenal Foundation.
As you probably already know, Arsene Wenger has decided to leave a number of Arsenal first team players in London, some with niggling injury issues and some just to get a much needed rest before the festive fixtures begin in earnest. So although the manager still wants to win the game, he knows that it is unlikely to affect the group standings and so there are six academy players in the squad.
The tension has been building between the Arsenal fringe players Lukas Podolski and Joel Campbell and the manager Arsene Wenger all season, if you believe what you read in the papers. The young Costa Rican international has claimed that he is happy to fight for his place in the Gunners team, but we keep hearing rumours that he is not happy and wants to move on if he does not start playing more.
Arsenal may have bought Danny Welbeck without Arsene Wenger’s permission, and we may have the crocks Olivier Giroud and Sanogo also fully fit next season, but I think that NONE of the above will be leading the line for the Gunners next season.
Ever since taking over as manager of Arsenal 18 years ago, Arsene Wenger has made the development of young players at the club one of his main priorities. And it has paid off a number of times with players like Fabregas and Wilshere, while it has also given the Gunners and Wenger a great reputation.
Although Arsenal fans, players and manager will be disappointed to have been knocked out of the Capital One Cup at such an early stage, there were some real positives to take from the game against Southampton. At least it was a Premier League team that beat us, just like with Chelsea last season, and there is no shame losing to a strong and in form Saints team.