Yesterday we had the young Arsenal midfielder Conor Henderson threaten to leave next summer if he is not given some regular games in Arsene Wenger’s first-team, and now today we have Francis Coquelin saying something similar.
What are our attacking options? by AH
Well after yesterday’s disappointment in the lack of transfer movement, we now know our final squad. The first XI looks reasonably strong however we lack in squad depth which could be a problem. I mentioned in my earlier squad analysis article that we had reasonably good reinforcements in most positions, however we lacked in two positions in particular – Defensive Midfield and Striker.
As early as February this year it was being rumoured that Arsenal had supposedly already arranged a pre-contract with the Schalke midfielder Lewis Holtby, who is (like a couple of our players….) entering the final year of his contract at the Bundesliga club.
Wenger and van Persie will talk this week by BA
Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood has broken the club’s silence on the storm of speculation surrounding the super striker Robin van Persie. He has denied reports of a bid from Juventus and given Arsenal fans the indication that the 28-year old Dutchman will not be leaving the Emirates stadium this summer.
Although Arsenal and Robin Van Persie have got a pact not to speak about his future in public this summer, it is looking to me that this is just a ploy to wind up the Arsenal fans for the duration of the transfer window!