Despite some of the disappoint I still have about this Summer which I’ll touch on later you can only start to describe your emotions as an Arsenal fan right now, in this moment as over the moon with the arrival of Ozil!
We’ve smashed our January 2009 transfer record by almost 3 times and in that brought to the club a 24 year old who is unquestionable one of the best players in world football.
With that comes the proof that many (including myslef) have questioned which is our ability to still attract the very best and most have agreed arguably the Premier League signing of the summer.
However (and there must be some sense of a balanced view…we can’t be that angry with Wenger then that happy with just 1 signing). We needed to strengthen the club more than we did. Ozil will undoubtedly make us better but what help is his amazing assists stats if we only have 1 fit recognised striker. Perhaps Theo and Pod will be played more in their favoured position up top but with Pod out for another few months and Theo not fully proven there it seems a massive risk until we can add again in January. Look at how many strikers our rivals have!
Talk was Demba Ba was close but Chelsea pulled the plug last minute but there should have been a contingency plan.
Also we only have 7 defenders so we can only afford 3 players injured or suspended without facing a crisis. Can’t understand why we didn’t go for Sakho ?!?!
The other areas that needed strengthening before the window opened (which I’m ok with for now) are the GK and DM. Don’t know much about Viviano but he’ll undoubtedly put pressure on Szczescny to perform especially as a World Cup year for both.
Flamini wasn’t a player anyone asked for but the performance on Sunday gives hopes he can be a very useful squad player. 29 years old, experienced, seems in good shape as well
So the euphoria of Ozil is still buzzing and the prospect for a Santi-Ozil-Wilshere midfield on top form makes you drool with the idea of better times ahead but there’s still the nagging feeling we’re going to be stretched very thin and the need for some luck on the injury and suspension front is key.
Can’t wait for the Sunderland game, I know they’ll be highly motivated to beat us after a poor start to the season but we’re on a roll