Arsenal & Wenger Finally “Mock” Back
Many mocked Arsenal fans for not being able to win one of in 9 years, now In a space of weeks,Arsenal won two and from the looks of events, they might add more to it this year: Yes, We are talking about Arsenal and Trophies!
By winning the prestigious English FA cup in May, Arsene Wenger silenced some vicious critics for not winning trophies in favour of a financially healthy club. Some still mocked and insinuated that this was a flash in the pan.
At the weekend Arsene Wenger led his troops to Charity shield victory at the Wembley stadium over League Champions Manchester City in an emphatic 3-0 rout and their performance was rated five star by experts.
Note must be made though that Manchester City fielded a practically experimental team due to absence of its world cup players,but, Arsenal too were missing their German world cup stars!
What can we expect from this Arsenal, this year and is there hope for more trophies?
Wenger was relatively aggressive in the transfer market this year nabbing the highly rated Alexis Sanchez of Barcelona and Chile world cup 2014 fame. In my opinion a very good buy and a player that will add more steel and bite to Arsenal’s attack.
This player just seems to love playing in England. For those who are un aware, not only did he show class over the weekend Vs. Manchester City and was in my opinion one of Arsenal’s best players on the night, but he practically ran rings all around the English national team’s defence as Chile beat England at Wembley in a World cup preparations friendly!
Arsenal fans should expect more from him and we dare not forget that Theo Walcott is gradually working his way back to fitness and we can only salivate at the danger and problems this duo will cause rival defences when they play together.
Defensively Arsenal lost Bacary Sagna to rivals of the day Manchester City which propelled Wenger to go shopping and he bought French international Mathieu Debuchy as replacement.
Having now officially lost Thomas Vermaelen to Barcelona(though he was no longer a full fledged regular last campaign) Arsenal need to do something defensively or they could struggle!
Defensively I still feel there are frailties in this Arsenal’s set up though it looks promising. I am not convinced that Arteta can effectively give cover to the central defence all alone without constant help which will further be heavier when the offensive minded Mezut Otzil comes back into the fold.
The Central defence is also a point of worry as regards speed and either Arsene Wenger adapts to compensate for this or who knows, since he is in a rare buying mood, we might not be wrong to suggest to him a new acquisition in this sector.
Winning titles, no matter what kind of title is a great morale booster for any team as it builds huge confidence in a team, the individual players, fans and most of all the technical crew.
Having added this season opening trophy to their shelve it not only gives its fans the much sought after bragging rights but we should expect it to also make them more patient in their exigencies towards Arsene Wenger and the club. The eventual serenity can only offer us a much better Arsenal!
In all we should expect, if the defence is improved, a more audacious and ambitious play from Arsenal this season with optimism for better results. Why not? The season could not start any better than with a trophy as it did! The Premiership is back!