Arsenal’s existence is something out of a Tale of Two Cities where in any given season, they can be in the best of form and the worst of form. Fans of the Gunners are believing that they had a boost this season with contract extensions of the French contingent, but they are unfortunately wrong.
Yes, Olivier Giroud is the in the form of his life and Laurent Koscielny is one of the most underrated centre-backs in world football and Francis Coquelin is decent cover. But those are not the signings that Arsenal need.
Alexis Sanchez needs to be corralled before he starts flirting with options outside of North London and leaves Arsenal for more money. Mesut Ozil, on the other hand, already has a foot out the door (and Arsenal fans shouldn’t care).
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Francis Coquelin is a fantastic backup, but he is not the star defensive midfielder the Gunners need to man the midfield. Patrick Vieira once starred for Arsenal, Wenger needs to go find himself a Vieira.
Santi Cazorla is the final year of his current deal and that should be troubling. With Santi in the lineup, Arsenal have a 65.5% winning percentage. Without the tricky Spaniard, the winning percentage drops below 40%.
Wenger, sign him up.
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Olivier Giroud is a beautiful specimen, streaky striker, and loves the club, but he shouldn’t be spearheading a Premier League title challenge. He’s a fantastic substitute at best. A world-class winger or centre-forward is needed to complement Alexis Sanchez after he gets a massive deal after Ozil pulls a Dmitri Payet.
Laurent Koscielny is a contract extension that should be appreciated, but not celebrated. He’s a solid centre-half, but has been second best in a backline with Shkodran Mustafi. The German addition hasn’t lost a match while in the lineup and his health will be a major key to the Gunners title challenge that will eventually prove to be unsuccessful.
Let’s look forward to next season, shall we?
The ‘snake’ XI who didn’t mind committing the ultimate football sin
GK) Peter Schmeichel
Perhaps slightly harsh on the Danish giant. But, it seems that the chaps between the sticks, are quite loyal in general. Still, how could the United legend go to Man City?! Anywhere else. Anywhere!!
DF) Ashley Cole
Ashley is not a popular man in many places. Definition of a snake with the way the defender treated Cheryl Cole as well...terrible! Oh, and that whole tapping up nonsense, when making the swap across London, from Arsenal to Chelsea. Despicable. Source: Sportskeeda
DF) Sol Campbell
Sol, Sol, Sol. You are a very brave bloke. Tottenham to Arsenal?! The most high-profile switch in the Premier League era, the guy was getting to his peak, and becoming one of England's best defenders. Still, he clearly made a great decision, when joining the best club in north London. Source: Huffington Post
LM) Luis Figo
Most wanted man in Barcelona. The Catalan fans famously threw a pig's head at the winger when the Portuguese played for Real Madrid. Bit far? Naaaaa, the bloke's an absolute scumbag. Overrated as well, if you ask us. Source: The Richest Images
CM) Fabian Delph
The laughing stock of the 2015 transfer window, and the midlands biggest u-turn man. Just what was going through Fabian's head?! I don't think he's got the answer, we don't think anyone does. Source: Sky Sports
RM) Nick Barmby
Only one of nine players to score for six different Premier League clubs. And two of them were Liverpool and Everton. Cardinal sin. Source: Turn Style
LF) Carlos Tevez
Could've become a club legend at so many teams, if he just stuck around for more than five minutes. Source: Batn Goal
ST) Emmanuel Adebayor
Captain Muppet, himself. Source: Guim
ST) Gonzalo Higuaín
The jump from Napoli to Juventus caused outcry in Italy. Shirts were burnt in the streets, and pizza was offered to be given for free if the Argentine became injured. Source: You Tube
RF) Kenny Miller
Thank god the Old Firm Derby is back in Scotland. The rilvary between the two is ferocious, and Kenny Miller jumping from one side of Glasgow to the other shows a striker had plenty of steel. Source: The Richest Images
CM) Cesc Fabregas
Saying, "If I ever wear a Chelsea shirt, you have permission to kill me"?. Yep, probably not the best comments to say as an Arsenal player. Source: ibtimes