Arsene Wenger did not come out and completely confirm the recent Arsenal transfer rumours about the big wage demands of the club’s two biggest names Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, with both the German and the Chilean currently in talks over new contracts with the club, but he did seem to suggest in an Evening Standard report that they were likely to be getting more money and being the best paid Arsenal players if they do sign new deals.
We do not even know for sure whether or not the Chile international star Alexis Sanchez will be starting for Arsenal against Swansea City tomorrow, as there is always the question of how fresh he will be after a long haul international break and the concern that not giving him time to recover could lead to the super striker picking up an injury.
In the latest Arsenal team news Arsene Wenger has revealed that, different to what we all expected before going into the international break, the Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey and the French centre forward Olivier Giroud will not be available for the Premier League match against Swansea City this weekend.
The second international break of the season is now over and the various Arsenal players involved have all come through it without any more injury problems for Arsene Wenger to worry about, despite some moments of concern about Hector Bellerin and Mesut Ozil.
There has definitely been a change in the approach of Arsenal in recent years, with Arsene Wenger responding to the criticism that he was a bit too one dimensional with his tactics and that he had no plan B. The Frenchman and the Gunners adapted and became harder to beat in the big games and this season has seen us focus more on the high pressing game, but perhaps not quite enough.
The contractual talks between Ozil, Alexis and Arsenal seem to have been going on for some time now, without little to show that an agreement is near. It is understood what the two players are demanding, if reports are to be believed and as a result many fans and professionals have been able to have their say.
Arsenal fans started to hear a few years ago that the club was coming to an end of the years of frugality forced upon it by the financial policy and the move to the new Emirates stadium. We also saw Arsene Wenger then smash the club’s transfer record by spending over £40 million to bring Mesut Ozil to Arsenal from Real Madrid.
You have to feel a little bit sorry for the Arsenal and France striker Olivier Giroud, as not much has been going right for the big fellow of late. Take the Champions League for instance, when he came on and was sent off soon after for a second yellow which replays showed was completely undeserved.