Arsene Wenger is well aware that the competition for the Premier League trophy will be very strong in the coming season, but simply wants to make sure that Arsenal end up as the winners (don’t we all). Le Prof also knows that a bright start is very important, and with the pre-season going well so far, we will have to make sure we are sharp for the crucial first three matches.
Le Prof said: “There are plenty of clubs with big ambition. At the moment there are many big managers and many big clubs. It raises the ambition and the hope everywhere, but only one will win it. We just have to make sure it is us. The competition will be very fierce, especially with Leicester winning it last year. Nobody expected that so some smaller clubs could hope to be in the fight for it too. They can say that the bigger clubs will drop points against each other, so it will be more open than ever but also more interesting. We’ve got a difficult start against Liverpool, then it’s Leicester straight away, then to Watford. In the first three games we have to make sure that we are ready.”
Considering that the Gunners will be without Olivier Giroud, Laurent Koscielny and Mesut Ozil for the Liverpool clash, not to mention Per Mertesacker too, we will have to hope that some of our fringe players are fit and ready to cover for our top men. I would love tosee Akpom extend his scoring run against Man City and Liverpool, and maybe he could keep Giroud on the bench!