Everyone seems to think it is a done deal that Arsenal are going to be signing Miguel Almiron from Atlanta in January when the MLS season ends. I must admit that our new scouting team appear to have made very good choices at cheap prices so far, so I am hoping that Almiron turns out to be just as good.
Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey was on the scoresheet as Wales destroyed the Republic of Ireland in Ryan Giggs first game in charge of the Welsh Dragons. Tom Lawrence, Gareth Bale and Connor Roberts also scored excellent goals as Giggsy’s attacking style gave the crowd a treat in Cardiff last night.
We can’t complain about Unai Emery turning Arsenal into a boring team, as every single game has been end to end exciting football. After just four games we have scored 8 and conceded 8 which is an average of 4 goals in every game. Hopefully we will start reducing our ‘goals against’ column if we ever learn to defend! But in the meantime we are being treated to a banquet of attacking football.
Arsenal were imperious against Paris St Germain yesterday in our second friendly in Asia and there were goals from Mesut Ozil, Rob Holding, Eddie Nketiah and a double from Alexandre Lacazette to give us a 5-1 win.
Watch all the goals and highlights to cheer you up this morning….
Considering the bland pre-season games Arsenal fans normally get, the meeting with Atletico Madrid in Singapore provided a lively and interesting first warm up to the season. The Gunners put out a strong side for Emery’s first big game and we were mostly dominant except for a period after we got our equaliser.
Here is the Arsenal team in their first training session in Singapore. They certainly need to try and keep cool and they have some interesting ways of doing it!
It’s definitely about time we took another look at Unai Emery’s first ever game as manager of Arsenal, he played two completely different sides in each half but they were both impressive!
Watch out for Aubameyang’s 16 minute hat-trick, our youngsters on show in the first half, and the first appearance of Guendouzi in a cameo in the second half…
So it was finally officially announced that Arsenal have signed Sokratis from Dortmund on a five year contract, and we now have his very first interview with the club on video and a written transcript. Arsenal have a new beast!