It is easy to get carried away with Arsenal’s pre-season form, especially when your team slots six goals with no response. Naysayers will be quick to remind us about Yaya Sanogo. The lanky forward burst into the scene with a wonderful exhibition of skill and finishing at the Emirates Cup last pre-season. But when the season started, he faded away and was recently shipped to Ajax on loan. The point is not to get the expectations too pumped up but to look at the preparations with pragmatism.
Arsenal look ready to begin their onslaught on the league title by DH
With the pre-season off to a flying start Arsenal already look ready to start their Premier League campaign and mount a serious offense on the title.
So the Ozil Rumour? Should we take the money. by ED
Are Arsenal just Opportunistic? By Galen
One of the best things about Mr Wenger is that the media or fans never know what he is up to. Arsenal football club have got a reputation and a history of being very secretive in their dealings. Today I want to ask the Arsenal fans if we have a clear transfer plan or if we are just very opportunistic?
One of the best things to happen during the transfer season is to read about how every other player is linked to Arsenal. But, the other side of the coin is to read all those stories that keep linking Arsenal players with the exit door.
I very much doubt that I will get many Arsenal fans arguing with the suggestion that the Chile international star Alexis Sanchez is absolutely vital to the Gunners and our chances of lifting the Premier League trophy next May. His team mates and manager in north London were blown away by his impact during his debut season and there is no reason for us to expect any less this time around.
Even the Arsenal fans who fully appreciate the silky skills, close control, vision and passing that the Germany international Mesut Ozil brings to the Arsenal party would probably still admit that they would have liked to see the midfielder have more of an influence and impact since his transfer from Real Madrid.
Mesut Ozil could be given the central midfield role by Arsene Wenger in the upcoming Premier League season according to a report today.
Wenger is still trying to find the best way he can fit Ozil in his talent-laden midfield. The German world cup star has been shifted around Arsenal’s three attacking midfield slots. And still, Wenger couldn’t figure out a permanent slot for him.