Arsenal always have nearly a whole team out on loan every season, and Arsene Wenger normally picks their destinations carefully to try and match the level of their ability in the hope that first team experience will help them improve their game.
Arsenal are preparing to face West Bromwich Albion tomorrow afternoon, and with the Baggies 12 points below the Gunners in the table we should expect to have an easy run out, but Arsene Wenger has made it clear that there is no room for complacency in any League game this season, especially against a team managed by Tony Pulis.
Something has to give with Arsenal´s young German forward Serge Gnabry, or the player that showed such promise before he picked up an injury and missed the whole of last season. At the moment, Gnabry cannot even get on to the West Brom bench and the loan deal that was supposed to bring him the regular football that would help to progress his career has so far yielded just three appearances and 12 Premier League minutes.
With the new Premier League season set to get under way, Arsenal find themselves in a very promising position to go all the way when compared to recent years. The breaking of the infamous trophy drought and the summer acquisitions by Arsene Wenger, most notably Alexis Sanchez, are a clear sign of the Gunners intentions for this season.
The 2014/15 Barclays Premier League season was long coming, and, sometimes the wait felt longer than it actually was. Albeit Arsenal’s pre-season campaign gave us some food for thought, it’s nowhere close to the real deal. Isn’t it? To put things into perspective, however, this season would be no different to any other, with Aaron Ramsey convinced that six teams will be competing for the coveted trophy.
Arsenal vs Crystal Palace preview, line up and predicted score by KJ
It was disappointing for Arsenal to only get the draw against Southampton midweek as it has allowed Manchester City to take the top spot and we know they won’t drop many points as the season wears on. However, Chitty will be facing Chelsea on Monday evening and we have the potential to apply pressure on them by securing a win against Palace.
Arsenal will look to turn a good week into a fantastic one when Mark Hughes brings his Stoke City side to the Emirates on Sunday. A lot of football experts and fans, including myself, have been very surprised by Stoke this season, but I expect Arsene Wenger and an in-form Arsenal side to bring them back to Earth with a bump this weekend.
Wenger can lead us through a league in turmoil by DG