This may be a little harsh on the Arsenal players Jack Wilshere and Mathieu Flamini, who in theory could form a third Arsenal central midfield of their own, but I think that there are two clear options for Arsene Wenger to select to start for the Gunners.
It was brilliant for us all to watch Arsenal take apart the French Ligue 1 runners up yesterday, continuing the free scoring pre-season preparations with six unanswered goals. But it might not have been quite so enjoyable for the England international midfielder Jack Wilshere.
Some may not want to see it more than a training session but pre-season is an important start to any team. After all, this is the first time the whole Arsenal squad gets together before the new season and the manager tries different variations.
IS OUR CURRENT ARSENAL TEAM GOOD ENOUGH? by ICB
Let us assume that Wenger sticks with what he’s got and does not land another “opportunistic transfer” as Galen previously observed in his article. Is the team good enough? My answer is yes. but this depends on how LE PROF utilizes it.
It may have only been the second game of pre-season for Arsenal and although there was a piece of silverware on offer, you would say that this final against Everton was more about preparation for the serious business to come, it was very good to see the Gunners put on a very good performance.
With Arsene Wenger having decided not to pursue the transfer of Morgan Schneiderlin, assuming the Arsenal transfer rumours linking him with us were right in the first place, there would appear to be a little less competition in the centre midfield of the Arsenal team for the coming season.
Are Arsenal just Opportunistic? By Galen
One of the best things about Mr Wenger is that the media or fans never know what he is up to. Arsenal football club have got a reputation and a history of being very secretive in their dealings. Today I want to ask the Arsenal fans if we have a clear transfer plan or if we are just very opportunistic?
Even without the latest bad luck injury suffered by the Arsenal and England international star Jack Wilshere last season, it was looking as if he would have a real fight on his hands to get a regular place in the Arsenal starting line up, mainly dues to the excellent form of his main rival for the role, Aaron Ramsey.