It is oh so quiet, it is oh so still. Arsenal had a very good squad and now have a great squad. We held on to our key players and most if not all business appears to be done. Steady Eddie Arsene it is these days.
Wenger has said Alexis is going nowhere this season and that is the end of that. In attack, we can pick from Giroud, Alexis, Lacazette, Perez, Welbeck and even Theo can add something now and again. Goals are not a worry.
In defence we needed another option in left wing back, and Kola brings a lot of fizz to it. We have plenty of very good CBs and for the right wing back we are also spoilt for choice. Plenty of hungry goalkeepers too. Defence is solid.
In midfield we have super-duo Rambo-Xhakbo and there is plenty of back up, especially if and when Santi and Jack return to fitness. Coquelin and Elneny can add physicality when needed. In the squad we have plenty of hungry young horses ready for another season. Midfield is strong and exciting and we have options to make tactical adjustments.
The key role in terms of creating the added magic is of course embodied by Mesut Das Ozil. A good season from Mesut is paramount for us. He has said he wants to stay at Arsenal so that is good news. The one player I have high, high hopes for is the super talented – two Is in the name – IWOBI. I want to see him in Ozil’s position as back-up and replacement when the German master’s legs are wary. If Iwobi makes a step up now we may well have a fabulous season ahead of us, cause Mesut cannot do it all on his own. Iwobi has so much to offer and he has been learning from the goggle-eyed German.
Of course we could try and play safe and buy another Ozil, but they are hard to find and why not give Iwobi the chance to shine. I believe in him.
Have a great season fellow Gooners and let’s stand behind the team from start to finish.