The Premier League season is just about to be restarted. There has been much opposition no doubt. However, one thing that I have not seen being talked about enough is players’ fitness levels.
The players are still worried about returning to training and despite earning enormous sums of money they still need to be pampered and assured that all is well before they return to training.
Thankfully, Arsenal has become one of the first teams to start outdoor training at London Colney as Mikel Arteta looks to get an excellent start when the campaign resumes.
I can’t help but worry about the fitness levels of our players, even though I understand that they have tried to be fit. One thing I have told myself and I expect all Arsenal fans to expect is that our players would be rusty when they take to the field.
It doesn’t matter how much they have been training even as a group, this restart would be like the start of a new season, and that could be a good thing for us.
The reason why it could be good for us is that other teams would also struggle with the fitness level of their players after returning to their training grounds later than us, and we could be in luck and play better which would give us the points to move up the league table.
An article by Ime