Imagine how amazing Arsenal will be with a fully fit squad available

Mikel Arteta currently has a truly amazing squad with quality in depth. That said, when playing for Arsenal, you can’t afford to be complacent, as Zinchenko intimated following the 3-1 win over Burnley, in which he scored his first goal at the Emirates.

The Ukrainian is competing for a starting spot at left back with Takehiro Tomiyasu (who is on a resurgence). And, while “addressing” the competition (at left back), he notes that currently at Arsenal, competing for a starting spot is a “positive sign” for the Gunners, as it demonstrates squad development.

“We have an amazing squad and good competition in every single position,” the Ukrainian said to the Evening Standard. “I think it is definitely a positive sign.

“We are on the right way. We are working so hard as a team, the coaching staff as well. Every single day we give our all and the energy of our fans gives us a boost that we have a bright future.”

Hearing Zinchenko’s words and given that Mikel Arteta has been without his first-choice stars for the majority of the season, it’s hard to believe that Arsenal have continued to record positive results. If one can’t afford to be in a comfort zone with the available team (plus injuries), how fierce would the fight for starting spots be with a fully fit squad, and how high would the levels at Arsenal be?

The future is certainly looking bright. It’s looking Red & White!


Daniel O

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  1. Can’t wait for the injured players to be back. Hope we don’t overcomplicate things after that and let our best players have an uninterrupted run of playing together to get our fluidity back. That’s my biggest hope for this season

  2. I think the key for us is to buy two in January. One striker (Toney or Vlahovich), and a proper number 8 as Kai, Viera and ESR are not good enough. I would say also buy a DM but our two top targets Zubimendi and Luis will not be available and when Partey is back we are sorted until the summer.

  3. Let’s get real, this is football, it’s a physical sport, players get injured and every single team suffers injuries during 38 games in the toughest league in existence. Not to mention domestic and European cups including international breaks playing meaningless friendlies all over the globe. Until AI takes over it’s going to keep happening so just give it a break it’s starting to sound like early excuses already with two thirds of the season to go!!

  4. It’s rare when we have a completely fit squad but yes would be awesome to have Raya/Ramsdale, Saliba, Gabs, White, Timber, Rice, Partey, Martinelli, Saka, Odegaard, Jesus/Trossard on the pitch together

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