With about 30 minutes left of the final Arsenal home game, what had looked like being a great day for the Gunners was going pear shaped, as our north London rivals Tottenham had pulled a goal back away to Newcastle to make it 2-1, while Arsenal had failed to capitalise on a great early headed goal by Olivier Giroud and Aston Villa were threatening to equalise.
Well Gooners it the last game of the season at Home versus a relegated Aston Villa, and then its on to silly season regarding Arsenal being linked to every player in the transfer window as per every year. A win here is near undoubtable for Arsenal and also, hopefully, a relegated Newcastle playing for pride, who already won at WHL this season, can do us a favour and beat Spurs, so we can at least have something to cheer us up because this season was an absolute disappointment…
Arsene Wenger gave his regular pre-match conference, and was unconvincing when talking about a possible striker arriving this summer.
In January, the Arsenal manager said he would not sign another striker to his squad because there was no players ‘better’ than the returning Welbeck available. The England international has now been ruled out for another nine months, further enhancing the need to bring in another option up front.
This latest development on one of the many Arsenal transfer rumours doing the rounds could be just the tonic that the disappointed and disgruntled Arsenal fans need at the end of another season without the Premier League trophy. The reasons for the latest failure by Arsenal have been and will continue to be the subject of heavy debate but one thing I think we can all agree on is that the lack of goals compared to the amount of possession and chances was a major factor.
Wenger has denied he has accepted a new contract at Arsenal!
Another season approaches it end, another season of where the Gunners could have done so much better. Come the end of the season usually sees a contract extension handed to Arsene Wenger, however this season could be different.
There have been Arsenal transfer rumours for months about the possible summer signing of the Switzerland international midfield star Granit Xhaka. Over the last few weeks the reports have grown ever more confident in predicting that the talented 23-year old would be the first transfer acquisition of the summer for Arsenal.
There is a quite widely held theory in the football world that Arsenal have become a team that just cannot seem to produce our best performances when it really matters and there is evidence that the proponents of this theory can point to for support, most recently the slips against the likes of Swansea and Man United that effectively ended our chances of the Premier League title.
The Arsenal and England international star Danny Welbeck must be feeling pretty rotten right about now, and not just because of the pain he will be in after undergoing an operation. As reported by Arsenal.com today the prognosis is that Welbeck will be out of action for about nine months and that means that he is set to miss most, if not all, of another season for his new club.