Which new signing will make the biggest impact in Arsenal colours? by SE
With the transfer window closed, and the business completely shifting onto the pitch, we take a closer look at Arsenal’s five new acquisitions this English summer. Also, which new signing can turn it on for Arsenal this season?
Arsenal’s five new signings
David Ospina, being a goalkeeper, can be ignored; the Colombian has shown his credentials, while playing for his national side but, however, I doubt him displacing Szczesny as Arsenal’s No.1. Szczesny has been in scintillating form for a good couple of seasons now, and doesn’t look like dropping his guard.
Calum Chambers looks like a brilliant capture for Arsenal. At the time of investment, there were disturbing noises Wenger had to fend off, before he struck to his decision of bringing the 19-year old to the Emirates. Chambers has since made a very bright start to his career at Arsenal. He has carried on in the same vein, while appearing for Arsenal in the Premier League and Champions League; but has a lot more things to learn, though, as a defender.
Mathieu Debuchy is yet another new defensive acquisition, who, contrasting to Chambers, has given ambiguous impressions as a Right-Full-Back. He hasn’t really set the stage on fire, with his attacking or his defensive prowess and, as far as his Arsenal career is concerned, there’s a bucket load of work ahead of him.
Alexis Sanchez, along with Cesc Fabregas to Chelsea, could be the two signings of the summer, in an attacking sense. Coming to Sanchez, the Chilean looks to be settling into life at Arsenal smoothly, with each passing game. Has scored a couple of goals in each of his last two appearances, and should be a vital cog in the Arsenal machine, for the season in progress.
Wenger put his cheque book away after the signing of Danny Welbeck from Manchester United, deep into the final minutes of the transfer deadline day. The youngster is yet to feature for Arsenal but, signs are, he will have to form a pivotal partnership with Sanchez, while leading the line for Arsenal, if his new club are to clinch some silverware this season.
Now, who amongst the aforementioned new acquisitions will make the biggest impact in Arsenal colors this season?
First and foremost, what is concerning Arsenal more? Is it the defence, which boasts of one of the two great Center-Back partnerships in the league? Or, is it the extremely talented engine room, without that marquee defensive midfielder? Above all, is it the frontline, chock-a-block with far too many wingers?
If there is one thing that can impede Arsenal single handedly, it has to be their frontline that remains a weak link, despite the acquisition of Welbeck. Now, I am not skeptical of the former Manchester United striker’s ability in front of goal and the different dynamics of his game that he will bring to Arsenal but, if you’re looking at Welbeck to lead you all the way; you’re putting too much pressure on the new man.
However, Welbeck has been brought in to do a job of not only scoring goals, but to render better utility as a striker than the Girouds and Sanogos, who neither fall into the category of strikers or target men.
And, during the first month of their campaign, Arsenal struggled to find the back of the net, scoring just 6 goals in 540 minutes of Football. Sanchez, who led the line on a couple of occasions, made it cumbersome for himself, as he tried to be Arsenal’s primary goal scoring outlet, but the charismatic Chilean was asking an awful lot of himself, always.
The bottom line is that Welbeck, if he plays to potential, should make the biggest impact in Arsenal colours this season. From Arsenal frontline’s perspective: Sanogo can only offer so much; Sanchez cannot do it all on his own and, consequently, Welbeck’s injection should come in really handy, with Giroud out for a good part of the season.
Why do I say that Welbeck will have the greatest impact in Arsenal colors?
Defence is good, if not more; midfield is good, too, with Cazorla playing alongside Ramsey and, potentially, Ozil dropping into midfield, once Walcott returns. So, basically our frontline is Arsenal’s Achilles heel at the moment and, depending on Welbeck’s form, Arsenal’s season could take shape.
What do you think Gooners?