While it is just about the understatement of the century to say that Arsenal have not exactly taken the summer transfer window by storm, at least not yet, we have been more proactive than ever about the future. Many young players from the academy that I and many other Arsenal fans were expecting to stay at the club and possibly feature in the League Cup games and Champions League squad have gone out on loan.
I must admit to being a little surprised at the decision by Arsene Wenger to allow Chuba Akpom to go and join Hull City on a season long loan for the coming season, especially after the young striker had impressed during pre-season and been praised highly by his manager.
I do hope that Arsene Wenger is right about what us fans can expect to see from the Arsenal team in the next week or so because we have been a little starved of goals to celebrate, especially at the Emirates stadium where the Gunners have drawn a blank in front of goal for the last three games in a row.
Why Arsenal Need to Win Convincingly This Weekend!
With automatic qualification for next season’s Champions League all but secured despite the rather disappointing draw against Sunderland, Arsenal must now focus their attention on the FA Cup final against Aston Villa, and the Gunners midfielder Jack Wilshere has warned that the North London side must put things right in regards to form before the big game at Wembley.
Better from Arsenal, Perfect from the fans by KM
It was a fine weekend for the Arsenal family. After the disappointment of last weeks result vs Man Utd. we really needed that win, and unlike the Swansea game we were ready to defend for it. It was scrappy, we got lucky with the bar and 2 off sides, where Berahino was one on one with Martinez, but it was still better.
It became a bit of an issue for Arsenal last year and I think it got into the players heads that an early kick off in the Premier League on Saturday following a midweek game in the Champions League would give the Gunners all sorts of problems.
Arsenal vs West Bromwich Albion Preview, Line up and predicted score by KJ
I’m writing this article knowing the result between City and Everton (3-2 to City). That means we’ll go into tomorrow knowing our top 4 status is already secured and hopefully we can finally rest certain players now before the FA cup final in two weeks’ time.
Arsenal have already won the Wenger Trophy and can now concentrate on preparing for the FA Cup Final at the end of the season, but Arsene Wenger has already stated that he will be aiming to win our last couple of games anyway to keep the momentum going.