Arsene Wenger was understandably happy after his Arsenal team not only managed to beat an in form Newcastle United on Saturday, but managed to do it in such a convincing fashion that instead of having personal abuse hurled at him in a dingy train station in Stoke, the Frenchman heard `there’s only one Arsene Wenger` ringing around the Emirates stadium.
Although the manager has praised the team’s dynamic and balance recently, there is little doubt about which part of the Arsenal team was responsible for the fans’ happiness, with 10 goals scored in the last three games and some really top class strikers among them. The Gunners have conceded in all of those games and there is no doubt that our defence has not been the best this season, for various reasons.
Just before the start of the season, after we had comfortably beaten Man City in the Community Shield, Wenger claimed that his Arsenal attack was the best in many years and that was before he signed Danny Welbeck. The other day I heard someone suggest that it might actually be the best Gunners attack since the Frenchman took over 18 years ago, a bold claim considering the likes of Henry, Bergkamp, Pires, Ljungberg, Ian Wright and all, but is it right.
Remember that Alexis and Welbeck were new to the team and that we have been without Walcott all the time and without Ramsey, Giroud, Wilshere and Mesut Ozil for much of the season. There are good options in every position, pace, power, craft and finishing.
Only time will tell and the injury situation has not helped, but do you think this could be the best Arsenal attack ever?