Jamie Redknapp has told Arsenal that their real test will come next weekend against Tottenham Hotspur, and they shouldn’t get over-excited just yet.
The Gunners enjoyed a thoroughly impressive debut outing for Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang against Everton on Saturday, with their new look attack helping the North London side to five goals, and that will most certainly have excited the faithful.
You would have to expect that our new signings would take a little time to settle in their new side, as they learn a better understanding with their team-mates, but that didn’t stop them from hitting the ground running.
Jamie Redknapp has now insisted that Arsenal made the best of a tricky situation regarding the Alexis Sanchez saga, but mustn’t get carried away with their recent win.
“Arsenal made the best of a bad situation in the transfer window,” he said.
“Even at £56m, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a snip. He is one of the world’s best forwards and has the potential to become a true Arsenal great.
“As sensational as Arsenal were against Everton, though, it is far too early to say they have turned a corner.
“If they want to be a great team, they must find the desire and aggression that will make them hard to beat away from home.
“Their resolve will be well and truly tested against Tottenham at Wembley on Saturday.
“Arsenal still need a defensive midfielder who can perform the role Fernandinho fulfils at Manchester City.
“Their back four still does not look capable of consistently keeping clean sheets.
“Yes, this was an improvement. But the challenge for Arsene Wenger is to build a team who can deliver these wonderful performances every week.”
Can Arsenal use the weekend’s win to propel them to another victory at Wembley on Saturday? Will our new stars only get better for us in time?