Which signing are you most excited to see this season? by KM
Hello, hello! How are you fine ladies and gentlemen, taking a moment of your time to read some more Arsenal related content? The transfer window is gone and we did spend some freaking money! Was it because of our terrible start or the pressure from the fans? I don’t care really. We paid more than we should’ve for some players, but again I’ve been crying for this for ages, so I’m not complaining.
Granit Xhaka and Mustafi are expected to fill positions that were in dire need of improvement and Rob Holding is one for the future that looks really good, but for me the real excitement comes from Lucas Perez. We left three seasons having Giroud as our only striker and it hasn’t really worked out to 20 goals a season.
A lot of people and journalists still think Giroud will remain the main man, but if Perez can get to a flying start, I think he might get a chance. Strikers are usually the most expensive players, because they score goals and goals turn games. A lot has been said about his game style and his impressive record of last season.
I expect Lucas to start against Southampton simply because he’ll have a good rest and Giroud played for France already and most likely will do it again. With the great amount of talent in our midfield I hardly see the Spaniard and the Frenchman in a striker partnership, but if I have to chose one I’d like us to give Perez with a chance.
With strikers it’s all about confidence! When you score you are confident, just look at Vardy, Lukaku, Kane and so on. If Lucas can get that flying start, could we finally get a 20 goal a season striker? He’s been given the number nine shirt. I can’t remember the last time this number was backed by a good CF. Hopefully, the time is now!