I don’t know about the rest of you Arsenal fans, but I am still scratching my head trying to figure out just what the hell Arsene Wenger was thinking by only completing the one bargain basement transfer deal on the January window, despite the club being sat on a mountain of cash and having our best chance of the Premier League title in a decade put at risk by losing a number of key players to injury.
It will be a hugely disappointing summer for Arsenal fans and everyone connected with the club, except maybe silent Stan Kroenke and his bean counters, if we do not end this current campaign as Premier League title winners. But at least it will not mean that Arsenal lose our superstar striker Alexis Sanchez.
I have a feeling that Arsene Wenger had Arsenal’s next game in mind when he picked the starting line up for the away game at Bournemouth yesterday, specifically his decision to prefer the Brazilian centre back Gabriel to Per Mertesacker and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to Theo Walcott or Joel Campbell.
Arsenal pulled themselves back to within five points of Leicester yesterday with the 2-0 win over Bournemouth. After going four games without a win it was crucial that the Gunners got back to winning ways, and Arsene Wenger admitted in the after match interview that, although it was not the best performance, it was the three points that mattered the most.
Arsenal fans have become used to Arsene Wenger ‘not seeing’ crucial incidents on the pitch involving his players, but he quite clearly saw Matthieu Flamini’s tackle on Dan Gosling and he believes that Flamini should have got a free kick rather than a yellow card.