There are some Arsenal fans that will moan about Arsene Wenger’s performance during the transfer window, but there is one Arsenal legend (that has actually trained with the squad) that has been very impressed with the Gunners new signings, namely the great Robert Pires.
Arsenal may have “shot themselves in the foot” (as Wenger said) by not being ready for our first two League games but with the campaign restarting in earnest next week, we should have a fully fit squad firing on all cylinders when we play Southampton next weekend. Pires definitely thinks we will be having a good season….
Pires said about Wenger: “He spent a lot of money. Not like Man United or Man City, but he chose good players with good quality.
“I think some players like Xhaka or Mustafi can help this team. Because actually the team is really good, the quality is unbelievable. Maybe they need more confidence, but I believe in Arsenal this season.
“I believe always in this team and this squad and of course in Arsene Wenger. I know a lot of fans are particular about Arsene.
“But I think the quality is there. This is my opinion, but when you see all the names at Arsenal, the quality is unbelievable. Believe me, because sometimes I’m training with the guys, and the team is very, very good.
“We need maybe a bit of luck for this season, and I hope less injuries.”
Well if a super talented ex-player like Pires believes that we have a fantastic squad, then maybe the fans should start believing it too. We are only 5 points behind after our opening debacle, and with United playing City this weekend we will make up a bit of ground on our rivals.
Let the comeback begin…….