A very good day to you all. I hope you’re all recharged from the weekend and ready to face another week of whatever it is that you do. I know I am.
I’ll start today’s post with some comments from Arsene Wenger. Speaking about the exit of Emmanuel Adebayor and the impact it may have on Arsenal next season, the manager made the bold declaration that he believes our current squad will be good enough to succeed this year without any additions. In his own words he said:
“Big clubs lose big players. AC Milan have lost Kaka but will go on. Arsenal have lost big players before but we go on. I believe we have a strong enough squad to meet the targets we have.”
His comments about big teams losing big players is spot on and while I also agree that we have a strong enough squad to win something next season I still think it would be missed opportunity if we didn’t invest in a central midfielder. I’m not of the opinion that we need a striker to replace Adebayor – I think the multitude of striking options we have will take care of that – but I still think bringing in another central midfielder to help out Alex Song and Denilson is the way to go.
Other than that I think we’re looking very strong. I can’t really see us losing any more players before the season starts – no players that we need, anyway – and with big players like Tomas Rosicky and Eduardo back in contention this squad has, in my opinion, the most depth of any Arsenal squad since The Invincibles. All that’s lacking is another quality player in central midfielder and then we would have arguably the best squad in the Premiership, particularly given Manchester United’s losses and the fact that neither Liverpool nor Chelsea have strengthened significantly.
That’s my opinion, anyway, but I’d love to hear yours. Do you think Wenger is right or do you think we still need an addition or two to challenge for the top honours next season? Let me know in the comments.
Moving on and although it’s not Arsenal-related, I thought I’d share with you a superb ‘Goals of the Season’ video I found earlier today. The clip features 77 brilliant goals from all around the world from last season and is made even better by the fact that David Bentley’s goal against us is nowhere to be seen. Check it out below (LINK):
And on that note I’ll leave it there for today.
At this stage I don’t have anyone contributing a guest post for tomorrow so if anyone is interested in doing one up before tomorrow or for next week, be sure to get in touch via Twitter or Facebook to let me know.
Cheers and enjoy a fine start to the week.
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