The international break has given us plenty of food for thought, and led to an upturn in tranfer rumours, but which current position are Arsenal weakest in?
The main rumour I have read is that we are looking at a deal to sign Lucas Vasquez from Real Madrid, with him supposedly outside Zinedine Zidane’s key plans moving forward, and I feel like those rumours while should be discounted at this point in the season, should pose as a warning to Pepe.
The Ivory Coast international arrived for a club record fee from Lille this summer, after enjoying an amazing season notching up a whopping 22 goals and 11 assists in his 38 league outings, but has so far struggled to have the immediate impact fans had hoped after the big splurge this summer.
When you consider he is credited with a goal and two assists from his eight PL apps thus far, that actually papers over some below average performances so far from him, and something seriously needs to give in the near future before he starts to be labelled a flop, as that can be tough to shrug off.
Youngster Saka is already beginning to show great promise, and he may well find himself benching Pepe when Alexandre Lacazette returns to fitness, although you can bet your bottom dollar that Unai Emery will call it rotation or resting of players, although it will become obvious in the bigger matches.
If the transfer window was to open today, the winger role would certainly be up there amongst the spots where we need to consider bolstering if possible, but centre-back would also be up there. This seems the clearest indicator that Emery’s summer didn’t go as well as hoped considering the two positions I would want us to bolster, are two positions which we already tried to bolster in the previous window in Pepe and Luiz.
Am I wrong to think the two weakest positions are also the same two places we actually added to in August?