Gooners are already excited about the upcoming campaign for several reasons. They know for a fact that the manager and squad are more determined than ever to bring the silverware back to the Emirates. Despite having a difficult end to last season, the manager is devising a strategy that will help them overcome the shortcomings observed in the previous season.
The Gunners were quite disappointed with how the club performed last season as the team had previously managed to feature in the Champions League for the past two decades. This was one of the reasons why the Gooners wanted Wenger to resign. However, their faith was restored in the manager after the club’s win over Chelsea in the FA Cup final. Arsenal have now won three of the last four FA Cup competitions. Hence, there are various reasons why it is worth putting money on the best odds for the Gunners this season.
Goal Scoring Machine
It has been four years now since Robin van Persie left to join Manchester United. Arsenal have failed to replace the lethal striker who practically carried the team in the 2011/2012 season. The Dutch striker had scored a total of 37 times for Arsenal in different competitions. Arsenal tried to replace Persie with Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud, but failed miserably to find someone with equal skill.
For the first time in four years, Arsenal will be beginning their new campaign with a proper striker. The club announced the signing of a goal scoring machine, Alexandre Lacazette, in the first week of the transfer window. Arsenal fans are extremely happy with this signing and expect him to do wonders for the club next season. The French striker has scored a minimum of 30 goals in the last three seasons.
While the manager and fans know it will not be easy to score 30 odd goals in the Premier League, they are hoping that Lacazette will at least score between 15 and 20 goals for them. The odds of Lacazette winning the Golden Boot in the forthcoming season are 12/1.
Early Business in the Transfer Market
Arsenal’s FA Cup win over Chelsea is not the only thing they are pleased with. Unlike the previous season, Arsene Wenger supposedly has learned from his mistakes. This season, the club has done its business early in the transfer market by signing Alexandre Lacazette and Bundesliga’s best left back, Sead Kolasinac.
However, this does not mean that the club will not make any more signings. We still expect that Arsenal will try to sign one or two quality players to bolster its squad and challenge other clubs on all fronts. Regardless, the two early signings who also participated in the preseason tour have certainly made fans happy.
Arsenal fans have all every reason to be happy going into the new season. The club waited a long time to bring in a recognisable striker who can link well with Mesut Ozil. According to the Gunners, they have finally found someone who can convert the chances supplied from the midfield into goals.
The manager is also pleased with new signings’ contribution in the preseason. Lacazette just took 15 minutes to score his first goal for the Gunners while Sead Kolasinac could only last 42 minutes due to an illness. However, he showed glimpses of what he can bring to the table for Arsenal in the forthcoming campaign.
Last but not least, Arsenal would want fans to support the team wholeheartedly. Even Arsene Wenger has called on the fans to get behind the club in the upcoming season. Despite failing to finish in the top four and qualifying for the Champions League, Wenger was handed a new contract. The manager believes that support and faith from the fans could be the key to the club’s victory in the upcoming season.