Arsenal face relegation-threatened Norwich City at the Emirates tomorrow as we continue our fight to remain in the Champions League places. The Canaries are fighting for their lives so it will certainly not be easy, but, on the bright side, Arsene Wenger will have a full squad available for selection for the first time this season, except Alex-Oxlade-Chamberlain who is not quite match fit.
At the same time that we are hearing from the Arsenal and Spain star Santi Cazorla some hints that he might be going back to Spain’s La Liga to play for his former club Villarreal at some point, there are the reports that the Gunners have not yet managed to persuade our two best players to sign extensions to their current contracts.
I don’t know if you saw it earlier this month Arsenal fans, but the details of the Brazil international star Neymar’s contract with La Liga giants Barcelona were leaked and although the fantastic forward cost the Catalan club a lot of money to sign him from previous club Santos in Brazil, his wages are surprisingly low.
It might seem a bit odd to pick the Arsenal keeper as the Man of the Match in a game in which the Gunners’ biggest disappointment was not making the most of the chances we created but if it had not been for the agility and ability of Petr Cech we could have come away with nothing from the game.
A positive and optimistic view of Arsenal, the current campaign and the chances of Arsenal winning the Premier League title in next season might not carry as much weight when it comes from one of players in the Arsenal squad, but the reason suggested by Per Mertesacker for the struggles of the Gunners this season is the same one suggested earlier this week by the West Brom boss Tony Pulis, our awful injury record.
Hopefully this win for Arsenal against West Bromwich Albion will settle the nerves of the Arsenal players and allow us to play to our usual level for the rest of the season. If we do that then we should have no problem finishing in the top four and hopefully in the top three to avoid a Champions League play-off at the start of the new season.
Things just refuse to get better for Arsenal and the rub of the green stays determined to go against us as the Gunners failed to win yet again after taking the lead and dominating the game against the visitors Crystal Palace.
Carlo Ancelotti is highly expected to be the next manager of Bayern Munich when Pep Guardiola moves to Manchester City next season, and of course there are many rumours flying around as to which will be the next big signings that the Italian would want to add to his team for next season.