Arsenal fans can expect to see quite a few changes to the starting line-up of the Gunners tonight as we take on Southampton for a place in the semi-final of the EFL cup. I think we have to understand that Arsene Wenger has to make the Premier League a priority and with all the games that we have played, including a tough run in the Champions League, he needs to give some of the big players a rest.
Arsenal have been struggling to bring in new players in recent weeks, with a number of defensive and attacking knock-backs, and they now look to be missing out on Jose Fonte’s signature, who looks set to join Manchester United.
Maybe Arsenal are interested in signing the Portugal international Jose Fonte from Southampton. We could certainly do worse than bringing in this highly experienced centre back to cover the gaps in our back line caused by the injury problems of Mertesacker and Gabriel.
Have Arsenal missed a trick on Wanyama?
News has been breaking in the past few days about the developments surrounding Southampton star Victor Wanyama’s potential move away from the South Coast of England this summer. Arsenal had supposedly held an interest in the midfielder in the past and could have even been a possible destination for the Kenyan a few seasons back. This was before Coquelin’s return to the club, but now the player is looking likely to sign for Spurs, so did Arsenal miss a trick by not signing Wanyama?
Arsenal are back in pole position for a top three finish in the Premier League after both Leicester and Southampton did us a big favour today by taking points off the two Manchester clubs. But will Arsenal grab the chance to finish the season in a strong way and at least take the positive of not finishing lower than last time and earning an automatic place in the Champions League group stage?
We all know that stats against Southampton show that Arsenal completely dominated the game. 70% possession, 22 shots on target.. but we just couldn’t score. Arsene Wenger was pleased with the performance and the energy shown by the players, but bemoans the fact that not one of them could put the ball in the net!
Get a grip Arsenal fans by Sam P
As Aaron Ramsey said ‘It was one of those games’. Arsenal made a 1000 chances but as usual the opposing goalkeeper plays an absolute blinder. It’s not the first time its happened and it certainly won’t be the last, that is very very easy to predict.
It really does seem clear that Arsenal cannot cope with expectations. Every time Arsene Wenger and the players have a good run and get the team into a good position with even the heavily critical TV pundits starting to believe it could be our year, something goes wrong and Arsenal fail to live up to the expectations.