As always, after the International break there’s plenty of Arsenal chatter to sift through. All this occurred after the transfer window ended as well too so it will be interesting to see what’s said. Stoke City is up tomorrow then the Champions League begins during the week.
Didn’t happen, was very unlikely to happen and now Welbeck’s injured for however long. Not that there’s evidence he would have improved our options anyways. Let’s sit back and watch the Arsenal at work with Giroud up top. I think Walcott deserves a few more chances. Sanchez at striker anyone? Should have happened last season.
The less said the better. Thankfully, it’s all over now
Well, he has no choice but to work with what he has. Can he get more out of certain players? Guess we’ll see.
Again, counting on Welbeck to make the difference is a bit much but at least he would have been a different option.
Only the next few months will decide that for me. Provided Wenger continues to use him in rotation with Olivier Giroud that is. I still don’t think he’s had enough regular and consistent time there so we’ll see.
Don’t think there’s anything to add here really.
Actually the answer was pretty easy. If you really want to keep Coquelin and Cazorla then switch the Ox to the left and play Sanchez up top. Ox cutting in to shoot plus he’s decent with his left to cross etc. Sanchez already cuts in on the left more often than not so its not that big a change. Or, you could have just bought a defensive midfielder who could complement Ramsey and then put Cazorla on the left and Sanchez up top. There’s such a lack of options.
Playing Stoke at home does come at the right time but I could see this being the game that they grab a point, or even more.
Yeah. A (B) grade sounds about right. Only get Cech in and have weaknesses in the squad that still persist. Perfectly fine window.
Almost couldn’t get myself past the title. Honestly some very good arguments from the author about our competitors and us. I agree spending doesn’t guarantee success but there’s even less guarantees with this Arsenal squad than one that would have had the necessary signings. Is Coquelin a title-winning defensive mid? No. Does giroud have enough confidence to score goals when it matters? No. Is our defense capable of thwarting the best of the best regularly? No. The authors suggestion that he would have liked Carlos Bacca contrasts his argument that Wenger was right not to go after anyone else except Benzema or Cavani as they are only ones that could significantly improve the side. Bacca is a good player but most would agree he’s not of the same standard as those two even if the doubts about Cavani are beginning to grow. Speaking Cavani.
Agreed. Knowing Benzema was a long shot from the start, we could have tried harder for Cavani.
Play him in the middle.
Tactically, and for his fragile confidence to not take a bigger blow by being benched, choosing Giroud makes sense start versus Stoke.
It could be disastrous for Arsenal but not Wenger. I don’t think he leaves the club until he wants to. Just don’t see the board etc making any hard decisions.
Did you watch Campbell play at Villarreal? One goal, yes. But he played mostly right or left midfield and did a decent job for a well-organized side. For the few games I watched at least, he didn’t spend much time up front. I agree this is his last chance at Arsenal though as I was expecting him to move on. Hopefully he does well.
Agreed with all three.
A simple no would suffice. Yes there’s lots of bodies but that won’t make a difference unless Wenger changes another one of his bad habits and rotates a bit more.
He is the most obvious and likely starter as a forward. It would be just like him and Arsenal to put in a great performance to stop all the chatter.
Inquiring minds, and disenchanted fans, want to know.