Arsene Wenger may have finally solved his club’s long term problem after adding two impressive players to the squad in the summer transfer window, with both players continuing to impress after joining Arsenal.
Wenger has been known to be very stubborn during the transfer window, but this summer he was very quick out of the blocks, securing the signatures of both Alexandre Lacazette and Sead Kolasinac from Lyon and Schalke respectively.
Last season, we were very short on strikers, and Olivier Giroud was less than impressive, but now he seems to be back to his best, netting his 100th Arsenal goal last night in the Europa League against BATE Borisov, Arsenal running out 4-2 winners with a second string XI. Last season Giroud managed to score 16 goals across all competitions but that was not enough for a Champions League spot, as we ended up outside the top four for the first time in over 20 years.
Alexis Sanchez who has been impressive throughout his time at Emirates Stadium, bagged 30 goals for the gunners last term and has been seen to be frustrated in recent matches, but hopefully he should be back to his best after a week off since the win over West Brom on Monday night. Mesut Ozil should also return to the squad after sitting out of the BATE Borisov clash.
Fingers crossed Wenger can help us turn a corner now after our embarrassing 4-0 defeat by Liverpool and the week before that, a similar fate away at Stoke. Wenger managed to turn the ship around though with an impressive point at Stamford Bridge, in a game which we should really have won, and an unbeaten September. With Brighton this weekend at home, we then play Watford and Everton away before another home game against Swansea. Most of the big teams and Spurs also play each other in the coming weeks, so as mentioned last week, this could be our chance to make up some of the lost ground.
So with Lacazette and Sanchez upfront, Ozil back in the fold, and Sead Kolasinac, Koscielny and Mustafi at the back, our first-choice back three, Arsenal will be ready for any Premier League rivals this season. With a bit of consistency, hopefully we can start putting another decent winning run together, continuing with the sold out Brighton game at home on Sunday at 12pm, live on BT Sport.