Arsenal’s very own London Terrier Jack Wilshere is very excited about the firepower the Gunners have in our squad, and believes that we have the players that can punish our opponents next season. “We’ve got players who can hurt teams with Alexis and Ozil, world-class players we’ve added in the last two seasons,” Wilshere said.
“Ozil has had a great season, he’s settled, and Alexis having a first season like he’s had is unheard of, so we are looking forward to next season.
“Mesut’s a player I look up to. When he’s on the pitch, surrounded by players and under pressure, he’s always got his head up and looking around. There’s more to come from Mesut and I’m sure he’ll improve even more next season.”
The one thing that could hold Arsenal back is the ridiculous amount of injuries we have every year. Jack himself has missed a large chunk of this season and Ozil also lost a few months to injury, but definitely came back fitter and stronger. We already know that our Mr Duracell, Alexis, will miss the first month of the next campaign, but hopefully the rest of our squad will be fully prepared for the opening day.
Aaron Ramsey certainly believes we are in a position to be a real force next season. He said: “I think we are closing the gap on Chelsea. I think we have learned in the big games how to manage them and it will be important to go into next season now with that sort of mentality.
“If we can get off to a good start next year, put ourselves into contention we’ll have a good year and challenge for the Premier League.”
I can only agree with that assessment, but I would like one more marquee signing (or three!) to give us an extra boost before the opening game, but the main aim must be to have everyone superfit and ready to over-run our opponents from the first minute.
And hopefully the fixture list will be kind to us in the first month…..