FINALLY, THIS IS IT!!!!!!
A new day has dawned and the sun is shining a little bit brighter in north London. For the first time in a good few years we can be reasonably be pleased with the business that Arsene Wenger has conducted in the transfer window.
After a thoroughly unimpressive start to the season and a summer in which it looked as though Arsene would not fill in the gaping holes in the team, things are on the up.Wenger has brought in strong cover in the three problem areas of last season- defence, defensive midfield, and attack.
The 3-1 annihilation of Watford before the international break signifies the beginning of our onslaught on the title. As of September we are 10/1 to win the title, but those odds could be significantly diminish over the coming months.
Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil, Santi Carzola are all purring, and now we have some addictions to add to the mix and a kind run of fixtures leading up to October. This is what our new signings will bring
After failure to lure Jamie Vardy and Alexander Lacazette, Lucas could actually be a shrewd acquisition, who managed 18 goals in 37 appeances.There is no doubt that the Spanish international is a late bloomer. Nevertheless, he has an exceptional work rate, he can play as a lone striker or on the wing. This certainly gives Wenger a wealth of new options in the final third. There is certainly strong potential for the man who has never been capped for his country, to flourish, with much higher quality players around him for support.
Wenger left it late but managed to secure a 35 million pound deal for Mustafi, who should bolster the defence back line considerably. This will give Wenger licence to play a more creative player alongside Granit Xhaka in central midfield without having to take care of many defensive duties himself.
Mustafi who was part of Germany’s World Cup winning squad, made 133 interceptions for Valencia last season which was more than any player in the Premier League. Laurent Koscielny managed 127.We kept 16 clean sheets last term and with these new reinforcements, we may be able to improve on that statistic.
It is fair to say that we call all the breathe a collective sigh of relief. We have the cover in key areas now and there is no longer any need to fret over transfers. It’s time to focus on the season ahead.