There has been much speculation about the Arsenal future of Olivier Giroud, which hasn’t been helped by Wenger’s evasive comments about a “toe injury” and the attitude of Giroud when he was finally given a game as substitute against PSG last in September.
The second international break of the season is upon us and Arsenal fans should be very happy about that, although it would not have been nearly as nice if Burnley had been able to hold out against our weary looking attack for another minute, or if the referee had spotted the ball hitting Koscielny’s arm before going over the line to give Arsenal the points yesterday.
Some Arsenal fans may not really care too much one way or the other about the reasons behind the high quality performances and impressive scoring form that we have seen from the England international star Theo Walcott recently, as long as the 27-year old keeps playing well and putting the ball in the back of the net.
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.