There is a lot to be said for the impact that a good team morale can have on the performances of the players, both as individuals and as a collective unit, so the fact the Gunners’ new signing Alexis Sanchez seems to be creating the same sort of buzz around the club as the arrival of Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid did last year, can only be good news for Gooners everywhere.
It is not long now, Arsenal fans, until the Gunners are back in the action. In four weeks time, we will already have had the Emirates Cup, with games against Benfica and AS Monaco at the Emirates stadium. Then Arsene Wenger takes his Arsenal team to Wembley for the Community Shield against Man City before the real serious business begins the following week with the visit of Crystal Palace. And I cannot wait.
It was one of the many big blows that Arsenal had to cope with last season, when our German international striker Lukas Podolski picked up a hamstring injury in just his second competitive game of the season, against Turkish club Fenerbahce in the Champions League play-offs.
Now that Arsene Wenger has finally, officially put his signature on the new Arsenal contract, Gooners can relax, or worry, about what the future holds for the club. After all the will he, won’t he, should he, could he speculation, the players and fans know that the next three years, and the success or failure they bring, will be down to the Frenchman.
Arsene finally discovers that winning formula!