How Arsenal can avoid blowing it again next season, by KM.
Hello fellow Gooners! I missed the City game, but honestly I’m happy with the point! It means we have Aston Villa at home – literally the worst team in the premier league for probably the past 10 years! If we manage a win we’d have certain Champions League football and we might even overturn Spurs, whose spectacular downfall brings a few smiles!
Second or third it doesn’t really matter to me, because the main point of this season is that we blew it again. But what’s done is done, we cannot keep crying about the past, but work on how to build a squad for next year that would help us close that gap to the top. Like Arsene or not, he’ll be here next season. Whether this is good or bad it’s something we’ve discussed enough on this site.
We need to work on the squad. Signings for me are key, because they will decide whether Sanchez and Ozil will commit and whether we’d be looking for the title or the top 4 again. My biggest concern is that we’ll leave the squad short again. We cannot go without a new striker. This will be a crime. Giroud had 2 assists and 1 goal in his last 2 games, but when it mattered this season he went almost 20 games without scoring! The question of who are our two main DMs remain, and our two CBs is also a huge question. If we do not address these issues, Arsene will have another excuse.
He recently whined about the tight fixture list and the lack of numbers to deal with all the competitions. That’s our own fault. We needed more than just a keeper and we need more this window too. We’ll have a few players leave, hopefully we’d opt to sack players that still haven’t proven themselves in almost 10 years!
A few players rumored around are Lukaku and Sturridge. I’d go for Romelu, who is an incredible player for me. He has all the qualities to be a top player and he needs to be at a top club. He’d cost at least 30 million, but in all fairness, any good striker will cost no less that that.
I doubt we’d go for Sturridge due to his injury record and the fact Liverpool will not sell him, especially if they win the Europa league, then we wouldn’t be able to tempt him with that Champions League! Anyway, Xhaka or a similar type of player like Bender (who we’re linked with every season) is a must as well as that CB. I’d go for Draxler too. He just reminds me of Hazard, when he was actually good, and with Wolfsburg unlikely to play in Europe, we should be able to get him, and for me it’s time we ditch Theo and the Ox and go for proven talent.
This year we need to go big. It’s Arsene’s last year on his current contract, although an extension is certainly on the way, I feel like the disappointment of this season may hold it until we see the results of next one. He needs to spend. For me around a £100 million should be enough for four players. With Arsenal it’s all about hope that next season will be ours! Come on Arsene, please spend the money this time.