Arsene Wenger has claimed that his team are in little need of strengthening when it comes to the midfield since he believes that the return of Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere will be more than sufficient to handle the needs of an entire campaign.
Both these players must huge chunks of last season, but even with that handicap, Arsenal were able to finish in the top three. There was even a possibility of winning the title for a small part of the campaign. More importantly, Arsenal finished the season with a trophy to their name.
Building on this campaign will be important for the gunners and it would also help them end the wait for the Premier League title. The wait has gone on for more than a decade and Wenger remains confident that the club will be challenging for the league title in the coming season. Walcott missed most of the entire 2014-15 season due to an anterior cruciate ligament injury. He marked his return with a goal in the FA Cup final while playing as the striker. After allowing Lukas Podolski to leave, there were suggestions that the gunners would enter into the transfer market for a midfielder for a striker. Continue reading
David Ospina might have had some good days in the Arsenal jersey off late, but, he has still not overtaken Wojciech Szczesny in the pecking order.
Szczesny was Arsenal’s first choice shot stopper when the ongoing season had started and Arsene Wenger says he still is, but, Ospina is giving him tough fight with his performances.
Szczesny has not played any League match for the last 4-5 weeks. It’s Ospina who has been featuring and there were some stories in the media that the Colombia International had become the first choice for Wenger, but, the Gunners manager denied that yesterday. Continue reading
Theo Walcott had been the undisputed fastest player within the Arsenal team for the last few years, but he has now received a major threat from right back Hector Bellerin. The youngster dominated the speed ratings in pre-season.
A number of injuries and suspensions are set to give him opportunities during the crucial Christmas period. This time will also see Arsenal recalling Walcott back from a long-term injury. Since the anterior cruciate ligament injury suffered against Tottenham last season, Walcott has not played much football. He might have lost some pace due to several injuries in the last few years.
Bellerin, though, does not want to get caught up in the debate surrounding the fastest player in the Arsenal team. He says that the presence of Walcott and himself on the right side of Arsenal’s team will certainly help the club exploit any weaknesses in the opposition in terms of pace. Both are extremely fast, butBellerin is not concerned whether he is faster than Walcott as some of the pre-season results show. Undoubtedly, the 19-year-old’s best performance came last week in the 4-1 win over Newcastle United. He created an assist and contributed in several attacking situations as well.
“Hopefully we get to start a game together and hopefully then we can show people that pace on the right-hand side and obviously just help the team.Theo is a really important player for the squad. He showed it last season before he got injured and he’s been showing it for a few years now. The whole squad is waiting for him to come and help the team with his pace and we’re really happy that he’s going to be back really soon. There’s a lot of banter about it but I’m just happy that we can play together,” saidBellerin.