The Swiss international Granit Xhaka will have to wait a little longer for his next start in the Premier League, even though many Arsenal fans and football pundits thought his very impressive performance away to Nottingham Forest in the EFL cup this week would have convinced Arsene Wenger to start his expensive summer transfer.
After Arsene Wenger finally got the Arsenal chequebook out and spent something like the sort of money we have been hoping he would for years during this summer´s transfer window, Arsenal fans have been a little disappointed and frustrated that we have not seen more of two of those big signings so far this season.
Despite Arsenal not looking great in the early stages of the new Premier League season, with defeat in the opening game at home to Liverpool, just a point from the first two matches and some unconvincing performances against Southampton and PSG, Arsene Wenger has been sounding pretty positive about Arsenal’s chances of trophy success.
Every season at some point, if not throughout the whole thing, Arsenal seem to have an injury crisis. We will never know for sure if losing Ramsey, Ozil, Walcott and more cost us the Premier League title a few years ago or whether we would have beaten Leicester City to the trophy last season if Coquelin, Cazorla, Alexis and all had not spent long spells in the treatment room.
Our team is nearly complete, although voting remains open for each of the positions, but we still need to choose which Arsenal forward should be leading the line.
Lucas Perez arrived to bring competition to the role this summer in a £17 Million deal, and arrives with an impressive record from his previous season with Deportivo La Coruna, but he may take time to adjust to life in England.
With Arsenal facing our third match in a week and desperately needing all three points from today’s away match at Hull City, Arsene Wenger would have wanted as many first team players available as possible, so it will have been a big blow to his plans to lose Olivier Giroud.
With Arsenal having made a sluggish start to the Premier League season and already being five points off the pace set by the league leaders Man City, we simply cannot afford to drop any more points in this weekend’s away game with Hull City.
That is two games in a row now that Arsenal and Arsene Wenger have got lucky and ended up taking something from the game that we didn’t really deserve. It was only a point last night away to PSG but it could well turn out to be a crucial one that could see Arsenal finally win a group.