As Arsene Wenger continues to defend his decision of not signing a striker last summer, the Arsenal fans are still unified in the opinion that a proven hitman is indeed needed at the Emirates. While the Gunners continue to be linked the likes of Aleksandr Kokorin and Javier Hernandez, there is another goal-scorer that I feel will be a perfect fit for the Arsenal system, Everton’s Romelu Lukaku.
Arsenal had gone three games, against some very good teams, without conceding a goal, but Everton’s deflected shot finally got past Petr Cech in the dying moments of the first half. That made it a nervy second half, and Arsene Wenger admitted it was difficult. “It was tough but I felt we played with great concentration, great solidarity,” Le Prof said on Arsenal.com. “After 2-0 it is important not to concede at half-time, that is maybe the negative of the day as we got caught on the break just before half-time.
All summer long Arsenal fans were berating Arsene Wenger for not investing that so-called “war chest” in a new 50million striker, but the Frenchman kept insisting that Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott were more than enough to get the Gunners challenging for the title.
Here is our second Audio Post,which JustArsenal has introduced in partnership with AudioBoom. Today we can hear Arsene Wenger talking after our brilliant but difficult win over Everton. The players were certainly tired after their midweek heroics against Bayern Munich, but they stayed focused and fought all the way to secure the three points with a 2-1 win.
I think it would have been really harsh on Arsenal if Everton had got anything out of the game, despite what Roberto Martinez said about out goals being soft and them having two very good chances to score late on. He seemed to have conveniently forgotten that we also hit the woodwork twice through Giroud and Ozil and that their own goal came from a lucky deflection.