Despite Arsenal not looking great in the early stages of the new Premier League season, with defeat in the opening game at home to Liverpool, just a point from the first two matches and some unconvincing performances against Southampton and PSG, Arsene Wenger has been sounding pretty positive about Arsenal’s chances of trophy success.
The Frenchman declared that the squad he now has is the most balanced and mature it has been for many a year and that he feels it is more equipped to cope and compete for major honours. This raised a few eyebrows in the football media, despite the fact that the club did actually spend a decent amount of money on a few new players in the summer transfer window.
But perhaps the boss was right all along, because the Gunners have been getting results while being far from our best and that be an example of the extra maturity and maybe a streak of ruthlessness that Arsenal have been missing. Wenger’s squad options are actually starting to look alright as well, with Giroud and Lucas Perez still to make their marks and with Iwobi, Sanchez and Walcott doing the business.
Gabriel is almost ready to come back but he will struggle to displace Mustafi and Holding also looked good, while the battler between Ospina and Cech is looking closer than ever. We also have a very strong central midfield and with Ramsey to come back the competition for places there is very fierce.
Arsenal are now starting to click and hit form and after getting results while not at our best, is Wenger right about this Arsenal squad having the strength in depth as well as the quality to really compete?