I would like to extend my welcome to all Arsenal fans to this blog which will be handling, you guessed it, all things the Arsenal.
This season has been as big of an emotional rollercoaster as we have had during the recent years (Last season, post Carling-cup final*shrug*). After an abysmal summer transfer window, we managed to buy a few playes, all of which were more average than the other. As the season as progressed, we’ve seen some horrible displays (Blackburn away, Man Utd away, Milan away) yet we have seen some of the best Arsenal matches of recent time (Chelsea away, Tottenham at home, and most recently, this past weekend Liverpool[even though we looked like we were going to get destroyed with 3-4 goals). Anyone who has been an Arsenal fan for a long time, like myself, just knows that we have forgotten how to do things easy, at least that is the way it seems. Chance after chance wasted, only to be 1-0 down. It’s the Arsenal way and a way which must change.
Will Wenger be given another chance this summer? I think so, but it all depends on where we finish in the league. Outside of the top four and the man must go. As much as I love him, new blood and new ideas are always welcome(as long as it isn’t as often as at Stamford bridge, with Torres averaging 1,6 goals a manager).
The big game is tomorrow. Only a fool would think that we have a chance to go through but then you may call me a fool. There you have it, I criticise the manager/team week in and week out but I still fancy Arsenal to turn things around. Everything is against us, AC Milan has every advantage in the world yet we are The Arsenal. And we have Robin van Persie. What a man. Hand that man a blank cheque and have him fill out how many 0’s he wants. We all know he deserves it. And after that is wrapped up, focus on improving three key positions as I see it:
1. A defender who can play left-back, yet still fill in at centre-back if needed. A left-back who is essentially Bacary Sagna.
2. A creative midfielder. We lost all our creativity with Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri last summer. Add to that, the injury to Jack Wilshere and we have Alex “Beckenbauer” Song playing not only the holding role, but also the creative role.
3. A support striker for RvP. Someone who can bang in 10-15 goals a season and complement Robin. That someone might be Podolski, but that is yet to be seen.
That’s all for today folks, feel free to add comments. Please answer this question, realistically. Let’s say with a budget of £50million. If you could sign three players, in the above mentioned moulds, who would it be?