With a number of players said to leave Arsenal in the near future, we cannot help but wonder how the componence and performance of the team will look like. With Shkodran Mustafi for sale and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain gone to Liverpool, as well as uncertainties about Alexis Sanchez, Lucas Perez, and Kieran Gibbs (who’s gone by the way), the team might experience radical changes in its structure.
With only two signings this summer – Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon and Sead Kolasinac from Schalke, there is less of a backup plan alternative in difficult times. While Arsene Wenger prefers to stick to his first choice players, there have been intentions to recruit Thomas Lemar and Virgil van Dijk. As his targets are slipping away, Wenger won’t be looking at other alternatives at this time, as the market would boost in prices until the next summer. Even if there will be an immediate necessity for some changes, it remains unlikely that we will see something happen until January.
With so many uncertainties, it is hard to say what kind of Arsenal we will see in the next year or two, but it will surely be something interesting to follow. And if you’re quite sure that they will redeem themselves in the upcoming Premier League, why not check out this website for some online betting offers.
On the other hand, there has been a strong criticism from a group of Gunners’ fans who wanted to see Wenger away. Their previous season wasn’t the best after they finished fifth in the Premier League, however, it couldn’t be called a downfall. Wenger has been in charge for the Gunners for 21 years, and he managed to gain 10 major trophies and qualify in 20 seasons for Champions League. While the team hasn’t been at the top all the time, everybody had enough time to develop a close relationship with the club. Many wouldn’t want to see him there, probably because his presence became too monotonous. It would surely be natural that a change would become more entertaining than the same image along 2 decades. However, Wenger deserves the respect for his achievements, and few could argue about that.
There is still some time as we will see the Gunners in their conventional spirits battling for a top place. As they were eliminated from the Champions League for the first time in 20 years, Wenger will have to make a decision, to concentrate on either the Premier League or Europa League. His choice to halt the transfers could be understood after we see more field action. Though there is nothing enigmatic behind it, it will show in which direction the team will top up and where would their limit be.