The news of two new deals for Arsenal must have been received with mixed enthusiasm by the supporters; a mix of good and bad. Good, because, these deals are for those two players who are linked with interest from other clubs. But, there is nothing more to be happy about because we are not talking about any new incomings. The deals are to the unsettled pair of Santi Cazorla and Theo Walcott.
Why are Arsenal fans so positive? By Galen
The summer has all been about Arsenal becoming title challengers with our players and fans believing this could be our season. I feel pretty confident too, but may be not as confident as everyone else. In the last couple of weeks fans have disagreed about transfers, with some arguing that it is very difficult to improve Arsenal. You hear people say how can we improve the team or get players better than the players at Arsenal?
Arsenal´s message to rivals by Sam P
This double deal by Arsenal Football Club could hardly have come at a better time to be honest. On the verge of the Gunners facing our main rivals for the Premier League, Chelsea, in the traditional curtain raiser to the season, Arsene Wenger is sending out a real message of intent with the news reported on the Arsenal website that the two key players Santi Cazorla and Theo Walcott have signed new long term contracts.
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.