Wenger: No signings imminent + Thoughts on another great night in Italy
Woah!!! That was some game!
With our backs against the wall, we got the result we really needed to kick start our season. And for all their talk since the L’pool game, what away to respond to our critics.
I won’t bore you with a match report, just a summary of the things I learned from last night’s game.
First and foremost, we now have a top goalkeeper between the posts! Sz13 was absolutely phenomenal last night, he practically gave us our pass into the UCL group stages.
We conceded a penalty that shouldn’t have been, just after our equalizer. Oh that! Beautiful footwork from Gervinho left RVP to finish with aplomb. Back to Sz13, he kept out a well-taken penalty by Di Natale, and that definitely shattered the home side.
They lost their belief whilst ours was reinforced. We went on to score the winner few minutes after. Szczesny is dominant everywhere, he is “uber-confident”, plus he’s only 21! He can be our number 1 for the next 2 decades!
And Gervinho will be a memorable signing! Whilst he hasn’t particularly set the Emirates on fire with his performances, the talent is there for all to see. He beat his man time and again yesterday and should have had 2 assists, had Walcott not fluffed his lines.
Gervinho can be likened to raw gold at the moment…when refined, he’ll be scarily good! Let’s hope he won’t leave Arsenal when that time comes.
Sagna was another beast! He played at LB and did a great job. He even got an assist, and a quality one at that. Song also did very well in the second half, and Rosicky was an inspired sub.
All in all, the lads did a good job. We can at least go to Old Trafford with a bit of positivity. Gervinho, Song and Frimpong will sit that game out through suspension though.
While we’ll definitely miss them, a couple of signings before then will absolutely minimize the effects of their absence.
Arsene’s post-match interview gave us a somewhat clear indication of the club’s position in this transfer window. Said He:
“We work very hard on signings but if you look at the players we had tonight they were top class. [Does that mean you won't make any signings?] There may be signings but I cannot lie and say we will sign someone tomorrow because it is not true. We try.”
This will definitely not go down too well with a lot of gooners, including myself. We’ve qualified for the UCL now, let’s bring in new players as soon as possible. It’s less than 7 days till the window closes.
In yesterday’s post, I said the day was about getting behind the team irrespective of what had happened. Well, we did just that and our team won.
“Normal activity” has resumed and we can start complaining about whatever and demand signings again.
L’Equipe claimed yesterday that Arsenal have made a bid of €25 million for Rennes’ midfielder Yann M’Vila, but I know better than to believe mere paper talk.
Who do you think Arsene should/will sign on or before 31st August?
Let us know in the comments!