A blog post by @CzechGooner54
First it is really good signing, one of the best players in Europe no one can argue with that. Though some bitter Madristas would tell us he’s no leader, no game changer and was only a substitute option at Real. Blah, blah, blah. They‘re all just jealous because we signed their favourite player and they are left with Bale for a 100 millions Euros.
In fact his signing has solved all problem well at least at midfield anyway. With the re-signing of Flamini, who was very impressive and comanding against Tottenham, our midfield covered. We now have a very solid midfield that can have up to 5 players at any one time. Here are some combinations:
Arteta, Ramsey – Walcott, Özil, Cazorla
Flamini, Wilshere – Podolski, Rosicky, Ox
maybe we could make even third 5
Frimpong, Diaby – Gnabry, Zelalem, Ryo
The third one is weak, we can all see that but with the first two, we can beat anybody… and don’t get me started about Theo finishing Özil‘s through passes!!!!
Second and most important thing is that this should show the World we mean BUSINESS!
In my mind this is what Arsene intended to do the most. We know we have almost paid our beautiful new stadium off and there is some money available. However there were always some doubters and possibly some players probably weren’t convinced by the way club operated. A perfect example being some of the key players that have been allowed to leave.
Now we have Mesut and he is a world class player, he could attract other top class players to join us. I’m not saying from now on we’ll be signing players for 40+ millions Euros every transfer window. That’s not Arsene‘s way and it’s not the Arsenal way! We’ll still try for players to come through the youth ranks and that’s a good thing, BUT when we need to we can sign top class player and that’s important.
‘Arry expert from the car window‘ Redknapp says spurs have the best squad in the Premier League and they will finish above Arsenal. How many times have we hear that? I wouldn‘t be so sure ‘Arry. We have a very strong squad too, in fact I think it’s even better than Spurs, who don‘t have the best squad at all. Yes they have got some talented players, but they have lost one high-profile player whose departure will hurt them, we all saw this at the North London Derby. You may agree with me or you may not, but I think they’d beat us if they had Bale, because we had so many injuries.
But now we have a very solid squad, maybe we lack numbers in attack, but Sanogo, Podolski, Walcott, Akpom and even Bendtner can be played!
What do you guys think about Bendtner getting some game time this year for Arsenal? I think he’s a solid striker and has Premier League experience. His behavior is shocking to say the least and his fitness level now is‘nt very good, but if his statement is true and he is willing to work hard, he could be decent striking cover for Giroud. I have always rated him well, better than Chamakh that‘s for sure.