Arsenal fans will surely be a happier bunch after Arsene Wenger and the players put on a good show away to Watford to record a first win of the new Premier League season. Along with the three points and some good play from the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott, Granit Xhaka and Petr Cech there were more positives from the Gunners as key players like Ozil, Koscielny and Cazorla returned to fitness.
I have ne doubt that Arsene Wenger will bring the brilliant German international star Mesut Ozil back into the Arsenal starting line-up for the must win Premier League game against Watford this weekend, and I a fairly sure that our summer signing from Borussia Monchengladbach will be handed the box-to-box role in central midfield, but who will play alongside Granit Xhaka in the centre?
So there is more bad news today for Arsenal fans hoping that Arsene Wenger is still going to come up with the goods in the last few days of the summer transfer window, according to the Evening Standard, which is reporting that Jose Mourinho is not going to allow the Manchester United defender Phil Jones to sign for the club managed by his rival manager.
Arsene Wenger has revealed that he took a risk fielding Laurent Koscielny for Arsenal against Leicester City after he picked up a knock on Friday.
The defender was rushed back into action for the match away at last season’s Premier League champions, after Rob Holding and Calum Chambers were unable to stop rivals Liverpool from putting four past them the weekend before.
The main reason given by Arsene Wenger for the failure of Arsenal to sign the players that would calm the fans’ growing frustration is the difficulty in finding the right men to improve our team. So with only about a week to go we had better hope that something comes up because the striker that most people thought was the main transfer target now seems to be definitely not signing for Arsenal this summer.
Ever since the big centre forward came to Arsenal fresh off the back of topping the scoring charts with 21 goals to help his club Montpellier to their first ever French Ligue 1 title, Olivier Giroud has been the target of scorn for some Arsenal fans.
First of all I would like to say that I think Arsenal will come away from Vicarage Road next weekend with all three points, especially as the team should look a lot more like the Arsenal we are used to, with Olivier Giroud leading the attack and Mesut Ozil doing what he does best in the number 10 position, but there will be a lot more pressure on the players to beat Watford than is ideal.
Even though he is widely recognised as one of the best attacking options that Arsenal have in our squad, we have rarely seen the Chile international Alexis Sanchez in the key centre forward position. Needs must, of course, so Arsene Wenger felt he had to give him a go through the middle against Liverpool last weekend because of the limited options available.