Wilshere – out, Leno – in, Torreira – next by Konstantin Mitov
Hello again lovely Arsenal people! I can get pretty used to the way things are happening fast around Arsenal these days! We’ve confirmed what practically everyone knew, that Bernd Leno will join us, and also that Jack Wilshere would leave.
And now, the president of Sampdoria confirmed the news that Lucas Torreira will be leaving the club in a deal worth 30m euros and it’s highly likely that it’s Arsenal who will be getting the man. Of course announcing the deal before the WÇorld cup ends for Uruguay is highly unlikely, so we’ll probably have to wait till next month to officially confirm both him and Sokratis.
I am extremely happy to be honest. This is FOUR players before JULY! I know two aren’t confirmed, but I mean those players will actually have the summer to prepare with the squad. I can’t stress enough how important this is. We’ve started a lot of season where we’ve slept through the first few games, due to players given an extra long rest, bad transfer timing and overall bad summer preparation.
Now it looks like everyone is doing their job and we’re actually working hard, unlike what Arsene used to say every summer. And speaking of him, do you ask yourselves why he hasn’t been offered a top job in Europe? Funny hey. Anyway, I’m so happy the days of lies and dictatorship are over.
Anyway, we’re having a really tough start to the new season and the work of the new head coach will be put to the biggest test it can get right from the get go. But it is what it is. Imagine if we could snap up 4 to 6 points from City and Chelsea? I’m getting ahead of myself here, but it’s so refreshing to be excited about Arsenal and next season.
I heard some fans complain about our new signings, which is laughable in my opinion. We cannot go bombing 50+ million for players every window, which we actually have done in the past 2 windows! We cannot go and buy Oblak or Alisson when there are Champions League clubs in a much better position than us needing a new GK.
Instead we were smart and went for the next best thing under the radar in Leno, who Roma wanted as a replacement for Alisson if Real go for him. In my opinion it’s smart business. We lack a spine. Arsenal is a team with a bunch of good players going forward right now and a bomb with a timer at the back waiting to explode every game.
We’re adding players who’ll do the dirty work, so that what we have up top doesn’t go to waste, because we concede 2 goals to the likes of Newcastle, Bournemouth, Watford and so on. The signings are not flashy, but look, Torreira is famous for tough tackles and actually being a defensively minded midfielder.
Sokratis is known for leadership qualities and hard work. Leno has over 260 caps in the Bundesliga and he was selected for the confederations cup. He’s practically the next best German keeper after Neuer and Ter Stegen, who, by the way, play for Bayern and Barcelona and we’re a long way off them right now.
Lichsteiner may be 34, but his experience and the fact that Bellerin finally has competiton is also good. All and all, we cannot complain. I’d rather have 4 players help improve the squad overall, than 1 player for the combined fee, because fees don’t play on the pitch.
It’s also funny, how AKBs now talk about the importance of trophies and WOB wants patience with the manager and giving the team a chance! How the tables have turned hey? Anyway, times to be an Arsenal fans are great for once!