The personal travails of the manager aside, he will surely be pleased with the crop of players he now has at his disposal, a group fast-approaching the sort of dynamic, focussed, willing-to-work collection of players he seems to favour. These are a group of young leaders in the making, a young group that seems willing to listen and learn and with the capacity to do so.
It has been a long time since we have seen what amounts to a strategy in our transfer dealings and in our squad building.
Like it or not, we need funds and Willock has fetched a good price
There's no such thing as the perfect summer transfer window but Arsenal could come dangerously close if they land their two big midfield targets. Most fans understand that getting all of your transfers signed for good prices in the first few weeks of the window is basically an impossibility. Compromises must be made, agents dealt … Continue reading The perfect window? Landing midfield pair would be dream scenario for young squad
Players like Sead Kolasinac, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Willian, Alex Lacazette, and Eddie Nketiah were all given minutes against Hibernian on Tuesday but are any of those guys in the manager's plan for next season?
Matteo's exuberance has made him a success, it could also prove his downfall and, indeed, very much did so at Arsenal.
This summer, however, for better or worse, the club seems to have something approaching a strategy. From its contract offers to its transfer proposals, the club has a goal in mind and it is working towards it.
Why do we find ourselves hand-wringing over the reported £50million deal for England centre back Ben White?
I always thought it would be a difficult ask to prize Odegaard away from Madrid because, well, they're Real Madrid and we don't even have European football to offer
Is this another one we will rue getting away or a sign that Arsenal are finally wising up to the market?