Anyone but the assist king! by DN
The January transfer window is open but it looks as if Arsenal will be treating it with the usual disdain. Oh how we laugh and scoff at these desperate clubs like Man City and Chelsea who feel they have been lax if they have not spent at least a small country’s national debt during a transfer window.
To be honest I can see Arsene Wenger’s point of view when he says that we have enough quality already, but the Frenchman is also putting a lot of faith in lady luck and the Arsenal medical team- and even though he has no reason to expect that our bad luck on the injury front will carry on, he also knows how much damage it can do.
At the moment we are flying high and are doing so despite the absence of some big players and that is fantastic, but how long can we keep it up and what would the loss of other players do to our title hopes? For me there is one man that will make or break our season and that is Mesut Ozil. He stays fit and we win, simples.
He has more than double the assists of any other player in the League right now, and creates at least twice as many more chances that have been squandered by Olivier Giroud and others, where would our lacksadaisical strikers get their chances from without him?
The loss of Petr Cech, Koscielny, Ramsey, Bellerin and others would give Arsenal a problem but not an insurmountable one. Ozil on the other hand…