So there we have it people, summer over. Put down the excitement because Arsene Wenger has pulled off a master stroke through inaction. We’re going to win the league.
Just joking. But some of the reaction on the web would have you believe we were title contenders. Probably the worst result for Arsenal fans was a thrashing. That’s vindication for the manager. That’s the 3% hope he needs to believe in his squad of players, who, by the way, are young and capable of developing.
The result was positive for the Aston Villa game. Theo’s finishing looks sharp, Aaron Ramsey played a lovely assist and scored tasty goal. Giroud scored against a top four side. All good stuff, but don’t be fooled. That squad is a million miles off competing. As it stands, it won’t compete. It’s capable of a solid few months. But depth wise, you can’t keep that starting 11 going all season. We don’t have the quality outside the first eleven. Our bench was embarrassing compared to City’s. We’re bringing on Columbian trialists, they’re rolling out seasoned professionals.
The fact Arsene is crudely pushing the credentials of a 16 year old, regardless of talent, is a shambles.
We’ll roll on though. The window isn’t shut, the season is a week away. Things might happen… but silence in a world where there is no such thing as a secret is telling.
Have a good day, hopefully there’s something in the Rooney and Gustavo stories.